Originally Posted by Coolbeginnings
This is HARD.

The hardest part was getting to this point. The air is now clearing. He knows what he has to do if he wants to remain in the relationship.

Don't tell him the relationship is ''unlikely to continue. Tell him the relationship WILL NOT continue. Addicts do not get clean until they have no other choice.

You will be able to walk away with a clear conscience that you did everything you could. Being second best behind drink and drugs is a long walk off a short pier.

I have a friend whose mother killed herself by driving her car into a lorry because of the stress of being married to a (high functioning) alcoholic doctor. By then all four children had been irreparably damaged.

Mama Bear remember?

3 adult children
Divorced - he was a serial adulterer
Now remarried, thank you MB
(formerly lied_to_again)