The best question I read was, “Where do I end and the other person begins?”
For some, the safe love is for their own heart and wellness- because the stress of their loved one’s addiction has caused true illness- heart disease, high blood pressure, mental illness due to-anxiety, drastic mood shifts, and mental sickness from the occasional life saved from overdose, right there in your living room or bathroom.
Listen to one mom’s letter of praise and gratitude for one son’s fight to live!
It’s been almost 20 years since the addiction roller coaster took off. This is where it began. I still wait for it to end.
One word, five minutes: "I dreamed of spontaneous weekend getaways, dinners out, and even moments of intimacy."
A chat about unpacking our choices in handling a loved one's addiction. What did I do right? Or wrong? Did my decisions assist addiction or place a firm boundary around it?
If we’ve been raised with any moral compass, then we will feel the tension when it goes south.
“They asked if I had any prayer requests today. So, I answered, “Please pray for my daughter. It is hard to wake up every day wondering if she is alive.”
.."They both keep me going. Caught in the web of parental destruction, these children ease through like escape artists. My grandkids tend to rely on one another in ways other siblings never will. Shadows of unfair circumstances are illuminated by their grace and boldness. They both bless my life and teach me new wisdom daily."..
People rely on themselves for what only God provides, and it shows. We have entire courses to teach people how to be all about themselves! Self love sounds sufficient and enough.