Loving someone with an addiction

Addiction, noun

The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance or activity.

Synonyms: dependency, dependence, craving, habit, weakness, compulsion.

To love an addict is to run out of tears. You love them with a physical, emotional, and spiritual handicap.

You cannot and probably will not change an addicts behavior. An addict will only change when they’re ready. In the meantime, they just fund their addiction.

There’s a very thin line between love and hate. When you love someone who’s addicted to something bad, you will realise that.

You love this person. But being associated with an addict, truly leaves a mark on you.

Nothing will fuck you up more. You can’t save them, but they can destroy you – and they might.

Because addiction does control us all. They’re no longer the person they once were. Whether it’s drugs, alcohol, or anything that has a big impact on someone’s life, it’s now them. They’re who you love.

You’re in a huge predicament between loving this person regardless of their issues, offering help but never really getting through to them, or cutting them out of your life, making a stand, and not letting them be apart of your life.

You’ll probably be forever torn, between loving this person and hating them.

But some days, sometimes, they seem okay. They genuinely seem like they’re doing okay.

Then, you get false hope. You speak too fast. Then there they are. Back to square 1, your life on a continuous loop between getting better, and relapsing.

” The worst thing is watching someone drown, and not being able to convince them that they can save themselves just by standing up. ”

 

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