Thread of the Month: Relationships
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“Finally I could stop worrying about my son”
My son entered treatment last month. I spoke to him today and he is thriving. He has 43 days clean and is planning a life in a new city with a new community. I am so excited for him.
For the first time in 5 years I am not spending every minute of my time worrying about him and trying to keep him alive. I'm not worried about the cops showing up on my porch. I'm not worried about finding him dead. I am working on my recovery from codependency.
My stress levels have dropped almost to zero, even with Covid. I wake up excited for the day. I am sleeping unmedicated for the first time in years.My younger daughter is in therapy to help her process what went on in our home. She's starting to accept that the lies, theft and disrespect had nothing to do with her.
My husband and I are reconnecting. Repairing our relationship now that the wedge has been removed.
Recovery is happening all throughout our family and I could not be more grateful
“Do I reach out to my ex-husband's family?”
I’m not sure if writing to his mom as a mediator will do more harm than good. I don’t want any sort of relationship with him, and I honestly probably won’t forgive anything he has to say, so idk if I would just make it worse.