I Am The Spouse Of An Addict

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    The Struggles Of Daily Life With An Addicted Spouse

    so i don't really know where to begin... about a yr ago i realized that my husband was using recreational drugs and i asked him to get help.. he had stopped using and told me it was nothing to him. it was an occasional thing. i watched him closely for weeks and didn't see him...
    hopefulwife hopefulwife
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Oct 28, 2009

    I am the girlfriend of an Oxycontin addict.

    He has been to detox 3 times without success and is leaving for rehab this week. The facility uses the Ibogaine method... anyone with knowledge on this? We have been together 10 years with drugs being an issue in the last 2 years. We no longer live together due to his addiction...
    advicewelcome advicewelcome
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

    Im new to this. I came across this page in

    search for answers on how to deal with my relapsed husband. My Story may not seem that bad but to me it hurts. A year ago I found out that my husband had been using meth for 3 years without me knowing. It made sense why he didn't keep a job or go to sleep when I did or stayed...
    shelterinthestorm shelterinthestorm
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2014

    I've been married for three years,

    and I think I've only been happy for three months within that time. My husband is an army infantry veteran who has severe PTSD and physical injuries from combat. He is also a tramadol addict. Any pain killers really, but since doctors hesitate to give him anything stronger, that...
    noley87 noley87
    26-30, F
    Dec 31, 2014

    I Still Have A Spouse That's An Addict, Any Help?

    My story is a long one and I will try to keep it short as possible. My spouse became addicted to prescriptions drugs 6 years ago. I knew we had a problem as soon as he began abusing the sleeping pills the doctor gave him to help him sleep. It has been a long hard 6 years and to...
    loydss loydss
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2012

    Everyday Joyful Struggle

    Everyday I'm either fully in love with my husband or completely unknown if who he is. My husband is a recovering addict he's gone three it all but his drug of poision is heroine the last three years have been the hardest because we started a family and now it's not him and I his...
    Sjhuber Sjhuber
    31-35, F
    Aug 6, 2013

    I'm totally lost and don't know what to do

    anymore. When I met my husband he was a recovering addict of all forms of drugs with weed being his drug of choice. About two years ago he fell off the deep end after reuniting with a childhood buddy. It has been a long battle, his lying, hiding things and stealing money from me...
    desperatemom4 desperatemom4
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2014

    Short story I married my high school sweetheart.

    Now I am miserable. As teenagers we did drugs together. I always was able hold a job and stay up with school. He on the other hand came from a wealthy family and didn't have to be accountable. This has stuck with him into adulthood. I have a stable job and have raised our 5...
    nickles0 nickles0
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2015

    My husband and I have been together

    for 13 years. He was Mr. Perfect and I fell for him instantly, and he for me. The special thing about our relationship is that I have a severe Traumatic Brain Injury. My family, although they love and support me, have never taken the time to research what a life changing...
    HurtingNAZ HurtingNAZ
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2015

    I'm not really sure where to start

    but I'm 25 with 4 children. My oldest adopted because his mother (my sister) was a heroin addict. My middle children are twins I had with my ex. And I have a 8 month with my fiance. He is 37 and we live in PA. He is the only adult I have in my life my entire family moved to...
    nicolepazder nicolepazder
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2014

    Newly married 16 days.

    I knew he was an addict before the marriage but it seems to be getting worse. He only works for drug money and last night snorted what I am pretty sure was dry wall. After tearing the house apart looking for his stash that I'm sure wasn't around anymore.
    nickles0 nickles0
    31-35, F
    Oct 26, 2015

    Just found out my wife is addicted I narcotics

    and has been doing it for years.
    cplichristmd cplichristmd
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2014

    My Husband Is An Addict

    my husband is an addict.  I knew this before we were married, but I was so naieve.  I didn't know anything about addicts and I thought if they were recovering....they were RECOVERED.  How wrong I was.  I was so stupid....somedays I just wonder if love is...
    tandrews tandrews
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 17, 2010

    My Partner's An Adderall Addict

    My boyfriend and I have a 2-yr-old son & just bought our dream house about two months ago. He's prescribed (60) 30 mg time-released adderall each month, & he takes the entire script in about 2-3 weeks. He tries not to take any or as many on the weekends, and he becomes so angry...
    Anonofanaddict Anonofanaddict
    31-35, F
    Sep 22, 2013

    Manipulative And Functional Drug Addicted Spouse

    I dont want to bore anyone, but I need to connect with wives who are living with semifunctional crack addicted spouses. My husband who has had an off and on problem for the 15 years, except for the 3 years he had to serve a sentence. Came home and turned his life over to God for...
    santoro97 santoro97
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2012

    I've been married to a high functioning addict

    for 10 years. Prior to marriage, I was aware of him concealing what I thought was occasional, recreational use. I didn't worry much about it and just attributed it to lack of maturity, as we started our relationship as teenagers. Four days after we were married and about to...
    rahrah526 rahrah526
    36-40, F
    Sep 15, 2014

    I Love My Husband But I Hate His Addiction.

    My husband and I have been married for almost 8 years, been together 12. He is the love of my life. We were the couple everyone wanted to be like. About 6 years ago he started taking hydrocodone for back pain due to a car accident. It was off and on, but nothing to be concerned...
    astein23 astein23
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2013
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