You might mention something now and then about their behavior being a bit odd, but are easily appeased with their answer and things usually get back to normal..a time.
Phase 2 - You are aware that what felt unsettling in Phase 1 is becoming more consistent and hard to just slough off as a bad day at the office or losing a football game.
This therapy encourages the alcoholic, the spouse and the family to reach outside the family for help.
When you make the choice to enter an alcohol and drug rehab, you probably are not checking in with the goal of finding your soul mate.
You are a “sick” person, however, that needs to concentrate on getting better.
Addiction is a serious disease that has taken a toll on both your mind and body.
Relationships are difficult; whether it is the ongoing give and take of two people sharing their lives, understanding and communicating with our children or just getting along with co-workers and friends. Often guilt, shame, pity, fears of being alone or just plain laziness keeps us in relationships that we know are toxic; whether it is with an alcoholic/addict or not.
It is this author's contention that the approach for the female partner is as important in examination as that of the alcoholic himself.
I saw her in the meeting and I kept on flashing, like, goofy grins at her and she wouldn't look back at me.
So I was just kind of like over it by the end of the meeting and was like, 'Well, this girl just isn't interested.' There was just something about her.
As Carl Jung stated: Seldom or never does marriage develop into an individual relationship smoothly and without crisis.
There is no birth of consciousness without pain(Cambell 1971, pg.167).