Once you understand alcoholism or addiction, it makes it just a little easier to forgive them for whatever they may have done to you.
Equally as important, don’t forget to forgive yourself, too.
What I didn’t understand at the time was the nature of addiction: it’s a disease, and it wasn’t her fault. It evolves into a monster beyond control, and can cloud any rational thoughts or judgments you may have.
Breaking up with an addict can feel like losing someone forever, because the person you loved is hidden deep underneath the person their substance of choice has turned them in to. I felt as though I had so much left to say, but I could never tell her how I felt. While closure can come from the outside, it can also come from within. Addiction is one of the most difficult struggles any person can face, and they do it every day.He currently blogs about drug and alcohol addiction, and how to move beyond them.You can find him on his days off watching Game of Thrones with his cat, or arguing over how to best cook a steak.About the Author: Guest Contributor Meet Mindful is the first online dating site to serve the mindful lifestyle.As part of that service, we’re bringing you a library of content from some of the most knowledgeable contributors in the areas of love and mindful living.At ground zero, it’s pretty much impossible to let go of the relationship.