Who can say what affects another person or in what?
A drug addict sees things differently than you or I. If my relationship ends, I will be hurt of course. The addict’s response is different. The hurt is expressed through tears, depression, drugs and even suicidal thoughts. Anything is probable.
I fear each time BB starts a new relationship. Even if I try to direct her away, she won’t listen or wise she will hide it. I sit pondering, if/when it ends how will she take it.
This time was very bad. Her relationship ended, her ex had been set talking her, her son begins a new year at school & again far away while at the same time she’ll have to watch her father make a trip overseas that she longs for, knowing she can’t right now. Emotions from all sides colliding resulting in a very bad decision on her part that led to more emotional fallout than I can put here.
One of her counselors once told me her addiction is two-sided. Drugs and relationships. It’s either one or the other for her. Sometimes I think he’s right, depending on the relationship.
This has been a very hard week for us and her.
Please remember us and all families living with addiction in your prayers.