As some one who lives with and loves someone with an alcohol addiction, your words have gifted me a new connection of thought.

While I have always known the habitual nature of his addiction, I hadn’t grasped the effect of this to level I do now after reading your words.

I know I can not “fix” anyone, but understanding sure does help.

My choice to stay may not be “right” but I am not willing to walk away when I still have love and energy to stay, and the capacity to keep learning and finding “me” along the way.

Thank you for writing.

Thank you for being you.

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