Loving an Addict Without Enabling Their Addiction
When you love an addict – whether it is your spouse, family member or friend – it’s only natural to want to help.
But how do you draw the line between supporting and enabling?
Loving an addict, whether a spouse, family member or friend, is an unquestionably difficult situation to be in.
Addiction does not just affect addicts, but also greatly affects their friends, families and partners.
This can result in a multitude of feelings – hurt, sadness, despair, anger – but also an overwhelming desire to help.
It may feel impossible to sit back and watch them tumble down the spiral of addiction, but you must be careful.