To Love An Alcoholic — You Must Love Yourself


Alcoholism is not an identity but it is a disease — a disease that spreads beyond the addict to those closest to them.

By Hannah Stoltenberg

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So you love an alcoholic? I did too. Loving an alcoholic can be a rewarding experience but it comes with a unique set of difficulties. Whether your partner is in recovery or is still struggling with addiction you, too, will become a part of an alcoholic world and will adopt coping mechanisms of your own — some of which are just as dangerous as addiction.

To love an alcoholic you must love yourself and address your own need for recovery rather than focusing on their alcoholism.

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