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I Have Been the Spouse of a Drug Addict

A safe place to vent about having a partner or spouse with a drug addiction- past or current 1,001 People

    11 years, 3 break ups.

    .. 2 days ago I took my life back. We have two kids who have known life without their father more than life with him. I tried to type all the wrong he has done to me over the past 11 years and this post would be miles long. But I am the one who kept coming back. It was me. I...
    Melanie05 Melanie05 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Pregnant Drug Addict Boyfriend Missing

    I was dating my bf for 2 years .. A year into the relationship he confessed to me he had got himself into some problems and tried doing crack cocaine. My life has been living hell ever since .. he has done eveything a addict could do.. steal.. lie.. cheat.. beat me.. and at the...
    Englishmuffin82 Englishmuffin82 31-35 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    on Saturday my fiance,

    who I have been with for almost 4 years, went into rehab. we have one son together. i learned that he has been addicted for about a year, lying, taking money from everyone including me. I am so upset, hurt, betrayed and lonely. I have planned for me and my son to move back with...
    Amandaf13 Amandaf13 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    We who are not drug users have to understand

    this part of all this. That is this: yes they are addicted to drugs. I've been researching more since I found out. This is what I come to understand and that is how it feels. You see the way you feel right now. Your feelings of loneliness, boredom and can't stop thinking about...
    enki1770 enki1770 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2014

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    Total pain in my heart tried to make things go

    and go about my normal activities . I received a confusing phone call a few moments ago and it wasn't you where did you go ??? I'm no saint it this is why I understand I whis the things I regret could be un done .Telling me honestly did nothing but see you for what its worth...
    kidctc kidctc 26-30, F Sep 13, 2014

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    I have been in a relationship with my wife now

    for almost 4 years in Aug. and two of married the same month. We have a son who's also about to be 4 years old. We started talking when she was pregnant and. We went from there. Now, I don't know about drugs (pain killers) so when I would see her take 6 at a time and she said...
    aaguilar0813 aaguilar0813 22-25, F 1 Response May 26

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    So Lost...

    Hi, on the surface you see, I am a soccer mom, a dance mom, a college graduate, a pretty girl with a smile on her face in public. But what you don't see or know, is that my partner and father of my children is a crack addict, and that smile on my face is fake. when I first met...
    SoTorn17 SoTorn17 26-30 8 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    so ... what happens to the addict with

    legitimate pain ... can't take his meds as prescribed, steals money from me and buys off the street, lies, typical behaviors of an addict. this is the 2nd round. first time was in 28-day inpatient rehab in 2005. has been clean up until a year or two ago. I've warned him not to...
    Wildflowercffc Wildflowercffc 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    The lying is the hardest part

    for me. I always tell my husband that I can deal with a horrible truth better than I can a simple lie. When I catch him and know he has relapsed, I'd rather he just tell me, but he lies and lies to my face without remorse. That's the worst feeling in the world. I never know...
    jessie620 jessie620 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    On The Other Side Looking In

    I think I can relate in a way to the addicts in our lives because I am a recovering addict myself. I have a severe disability from my curvature of the spine which has caused years of agony from pain.  18 years ago I was given vicodin and long story short, found myself abusing so...
    Santana2 Santana2 46-50 2 Responses Apr 16, 2011

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    Our Family Crisis, My Personal Insanity

    10 years ago I fell in love with my soul mate. Everyday we held each other and thanked God for guiding us to each other. Our love was a beautiful thing. So beautiful that we decided to have children to share it with and got married to make it official. We were blessed with a...
    jdcab123 jdcab123 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    we met when I was 15 he was 20 we fell in love

    it was an amazing 25 years few fights ( he was the only man I was with) he was a drinker but not terrible we married and had 2 wonderful kids who are just amazing then came 2007 the year he started oxycodone the devil that ruined my life all of a sudden we were drifting apart...
    SICKOFIT7 SICKOFIT7 46-50 6 Responses Jan 13

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    I need somewhere to vent,

    so I figured this could be a good start.. So here it goes. I was in a relationship with an heroin addict. (Was- because I ended it today.) He has been doing heroin for the past 2 years, we been together since 2011 so majority of our relationship he has been addicted to heroin...
    candykay23 candykay23 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    How Am I So Weak?

    I am in love with a addict we have been together for 4 years now & have two kids together. He used to be so good to me but now I dont get the same treatment :/ I would do anything in the world for this man but he would rather hide away & do his drugs. At times I wanna leave but I...
    wainright27 wainright27 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2013

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    I have a blog covering my experiences of living

    with an addict and then struggling to live without him after he overdosed ... rebecca87.blog.com Just in case it helps anyone x
    B876 B876 22-25 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    Little update.. Long story short I packed up my

    daughter and I and moved in with my parents. I told them everything. It has only been 24 hours and I already feel like a new person. Of course this will hurt for so long and I know I will battle my decision but my heart knows this is for the best. My daughters deserve so much...
    kjr19 kjr19 18-21 2 Responses May 30

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    My ex college girlfriend,

    her husband was a cocaine user and career cocaine dealer,, one day he overdosed and she and her two children watched him have a seizure and die on the living room floor. I can imagine the trauma for all. She did love me for a time and noticed that she was highly critical if me...
    mrrabbitdigital mrrabbitdigital 51-55, M Sep 5, 2014

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    I am married to a drug addict.

    . He is on the suboxon program but dosnt take it by mouth he injects it nor dose he take the rite amount.. He keeps saying he is getting cut back of his meds and he is going to be off it completely by next month.. I don't not see that happening. He is addict to ryddlin also.. HE...
    cammiehudson cammiehudson 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 8

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    I am currently the spouse of a cocaine addict.

    We have been together for 5 years and the addiction has been on and off in those years. We have a beautiful baby boy together and my spouses addiction is getting worse. I need a place to vent and not feel so alone. He does not work and I have to pay for everything including the...
    carriox carriox 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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    Fooled For The Last Time....

    I have been living in a fairy tale, no let me rephrase that, I have been living a nightmare! My husband of thirteen years has been in and out of a very destructive addiction to pain pills and meth when they weren't being prescribed. I was naive throughout the first few years of...
    loveneverfails2000 loveneverfails2000 46-50, F 7 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    New to this. I'm 26 and have been with my

    fiancé for almost 8 years and we have a 3 year old son. My son's father started taking percocets and moved to smoking crack and shooting heroine and cocaine. He also has numerous psychological and mental disorders. He is currently staying with his mother who refuses to see he...
    Danielle727 Danielle727 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    Well my wife finished her rehab

    for opiate addiction. I am proud of her. Hopefully she continues with NA and this does not happen again. Hopefully her court case for well and she can get her nursing license back someday. In the meantime I hope she can get a job as well.
    cplichristmd cplichristmd 31-35, M Mar 3, 2014

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    Hello I am the wife of a drug addict.

    We have been married for 2 years July 21st. I began to notice major changes in his behavior and mood changes. Also the way he was w me. He never had any money, lied to me abt going to college to finish his degree, and of course the five min trip to the store took 2 hrs. I cried...
    CE21 CE21 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 5, 2014

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    I Tend To Blame Myself

    I have been with the same person almost 11 years but I have known him for 16 years. I knew he smoked a lot of pot growing up but 7 years ago we had our son and moved in together then I realized that is wasn't just pot he was taking massive amounts of prescription pills. Finally...
    Me1216 Me1216 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 5, 2013

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    So i have been in a relationship with my husband

    for 11 years and recently married. He has been to prison. Stolen. Lied. Cheated...the whole shabang! Hes been using since he was 12 and is the master manipulator and deceiver but sooo many good things too. He got out of prison 2 1/2 years ago and used heroin for a year and got...
    bmfc5525 bmfc5525 36-40 4 Responses Mar 14

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    Death of Three Lives

    My Husband was on drugs 20 years.  Nothing serious at first than escalated to major pain killers, cocaine, crank, and then crack.  My son did not even know until he was 14.  We insisted He go to clinics and he did; about six or seven, always to go back to the...
    chrisoharris chrisoharris 56-60 3 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    I Too Have Been/Am Currently, The Other Half To A Drug Addict.

    First of all, it took me a while to find any online support, so I'm grateful I found this... I've been with my boyfriend for almost three years. I knew upon getting together he once struggled with an opiate addiction, but wasn't aware he never quit fighting that battle until...
    Melleigh93 Melleigh93 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    Sad & lonely have been feelings

    that have hovered over my life for years of marriage to an addict. It's never enough, you can never do enough to make them happy. Happiness eludes them because it can't be found in a bottle of vodka or a line of cocaine & it becomes your addiction too. It can be all consuming if...
    Wifeofanaddict Wifeofanaddict 41-45, F 3 Responses May 28, 2014

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    Hello. I have no idea

    where to start. I'm been kinda new to this. I've only been in a relationship a little less than a year. In the beginning of course everything was cool. We talked about everything, laughed, joke and it seemed like a good start. Until he left to go to the mall and didn't return...
    Rhyneing Rhyneing 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    The Worst Year of My Life

    Well, my husband started abusing prescription drugs last year, and now my life's pretty much in ruins.  We had to quit my job in January due to a chronic illness, we filed for bankruptcy a couple of months ago, and I have sold nearly all of my jewelry to pay bills. ...
    britt1449 britt1449 22-25 15 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    Well not a spouse exactly

    since we weren't married. All I can say is if you are in this situation you need to be willing to leave if they are not willing to change.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2014

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    Im pregnant to a man

    who is a recovering ICE addict. He doesnt no im pregnant yet. I want an abortion, however he is very anti abortion. Im concerned to tell him im pregnant as i dont want him to relapse as he is in the early stages of his rehabilitation (still the first year), yet i dont want to...
    noonoo91 noonoo91 22-25, F Jun 14

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    I have been in a relationship with my partner

    for 6 years, we were engaged for 2 but I ended that due to his drug/anger issues. We have a 4 year old son together. This week his family and I discovered he was back using heroin. Two years ago he was using and overdosed, he claims that he was clean up until 4 months ago but I...
    danimm danimm 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    One Day At A Time...hoping Tomorrow Is Better!

    I finally married my highschool sweetheart last year, we postponed the wedding a year when we found out I was pregnant. during my pregnancy I found out he had become addicted to pain pills. of coarse I had no idea just how bad it really was, and we continued with our wedding with...
    lma729 lma729 22-25 7 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    I am in a terrible situation

    and I could really use some emotional support. My husband is an addict. Alcohol, drugs, sex, you name it. It's like he has a hole inside that he continues to try and fill with one or more of those things. It started out with the alcohol. He doesn't drink hard liquor but he...
    Rmhkp2 Rmhkp2 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    Griefhearts2009 Griefhearts2009 36-40, M Aug 2, 2014

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    Joe84 Joe84 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    I am a girlfriend of a Heroine addict.

    I met him about two years ago and completely fell head of heels. I didn't know much about addiction when I met him but now I know the pain. I knew that he used drugs when I met him cause I met him while he was in the hospital detoxing, in my little mind I thought he was all...
    readyforhope readyforhope 22-25 1 Response Apr 28, 2014

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    My husband is addicted to heroin.

    Never thought I would say that. He has a chronic disease called Crohns which effects his life in so many ways. He first major surgery almost 5 years ago where the removed a foot of small intestines. He gets a monthly treatment of remicade to keep him somewhat in remission. He...
    twinmomma12 twinmomma12 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2014

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    I am father to two young children

    and married to a woman who has been abusing pain medication for three years that I know of. For the last year or more I have turned a blind eye to it. I have enabled it. I have financed it in a foolish attempt to manage it. I had followed her down, begun using myself. That...
    XVIFlaviaFirma XVIFlaviaFirma 36-40, M 6 Responses Jan 18

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    This is my first time doing anything like this.

    I have recently found out that my husband has been smoking heroin. Words can't even describe all the emotions that have come with this. When I first started suspecting it about 3 months ago I didn't want to believe that my husband could be doing drugs, let alone heroin. Then I...
    kdurgin11 kdurgin11 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    He's Changed..

    My husband has been using for a long time behind my back but lately it's gotten out of control. He takes all our money, his mood will give you whiplash, he disappears at night in my car with no drivers license. We have 3 beautiful babies together. I've seen too many go down this...
    TrulyMommy3 TrulyMommy3 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    Does The Cycle Ever Really End?

    I love my husband very much. We have overcome so much and I know he truly loves me. We have been together for about a decade and there have been some truly awesome times. But my husband is an addict. Most of the time, it was alcohol. Then he started abusing prescription drugs. It...
    5555654km 5555654km 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    Is It Really Me?

    My husband has been addicted to hydrocodone for almost 2 years now. I have been a fool and belived him the first 2 times he told me he stoppped, just to find out later he didnt. He lies to me, sneaks off for hours without calling or answering his phone, takes private phone calls...
    Marie2581 Marie2581 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 30, 2013

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    I Feel So Alone

    I feel so alone all the time I feel afraid to go to sleep at night I am afraid I will wake up to him being dead. I don't feel like I can talk to anyone all of this is just eating me away. I have become such a negative person I dislike all drug users but yet I still stay with the...
    Me1216 Me1216 31-35, F 23 Responses Apr 5, 2013

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    do I hate him or the disease.

    to me he is the disease. everything about him breathes it. he lives it. I can't separate him from it, because he's not there anymore. I don't know if he is ever coming back. I have hatred so much hatred for this person who has taken over the person I used to love. I can beg and...
    flyaway2285 flyaway2285 26-30, F Jun 12

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