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What’s time consuming about not drinking or drugging you might wonder?

Well for one thing, if you belong to a recovery group like AA or NA, you are going to meetings almost every day, at least for the first few months.

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As hard as it was for me to accept that I was married to an alcoholic addict, it was even harder to admit that our relationship was worse once she quit drinking and drugging and was in recovery.

When my alcoholic addict stopped drinking I was ecstatic.

I believed that all of our relationship problems would now be fixed.

If she wasn’t in bars drinking she would be at home acting like a proper spouse, right? First off, recovery is hard work, and takes a lot of time.

More importantly, they will challenge the alcoholic addict in recovery when they are not facing up to their problems. Your alcoholic addict is still bringing home drunks and addicts.

Only now they are clean, sober and in recovery themselves and spend most of their time talking about a whole range of topics you likely know little about: 12 steps, AA, NA, denial, dry drunk, sponsorship, making amends, etc.

In some ways they were more fun and more interesting when they were using and abusing their substances of choice.

It’s not that they don’t love you or trust you, though that could also be true. And they can feel a lot of guilt about their past behavior towards their family.

The people your alcoholic addict meets at their AA or NA meetings do understand the alcoholic addict’s problem. They’ve been there, and have come out the other side.

They have struggled with the withdrawal, with the cravings, with the pain, with the sadness, with the fear, with the confusion.

They have been there and are offering a friendly ear to listen and helpful advice for coping.

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