Anon Recovery » Would the drinking stop if he or she loved you?
Welcome to First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery. This is a series of podcasts to discuss some common concerns for people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking Today we’re going to ask Al-Anon members if they ever thought the drinking would stop if the drinker really loved them. I have been married to a great guy sober and something other than when drinking. He is a manic depressant with sexual trauma ptsd. I myself am military ptsd. He has not been sober for more than 15 days since his last drug-alcohol overdose. His drinking has destroyed our financial secutity on multiple times. I let him stay. Cause…darn it…what a great charming everyone lives him good to me kinda guy…when he is in his right mind. We did not celebrate but watched like…
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