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It will get better.

Well, I wanted to introduce myself. I was married to a drug addict for several years. I  definitely consider myself to be a survivor though. I made it through the physical and mental abuse. My ex-husband was my very best friend. I thought the world of him. I believed I could stop his addiction. I believed if I hid the money or found ways to keep him away from his triggers then he would stop. I figured with my help that I could help him get through his struggle.

It took a long time for me to realize that it was not about me.  I have learned to find the positive points from my experience and use them to motivate myself to be a better person.

I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to read this. It will get better.

Thank you.
B.N.
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3149845 tn?1452625053
hi and welcome. Very profound writing and realization. Its all about them. Thanks for sharing
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Avatar m tn
Welcome! Good sharing. You've been through some desperate struggles. How did you get better and change?
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Thank you both for responding. I appreciate that!

It was so hard for me to change. It was a lifestyle that I had grown accustomed to. It finally was able to get better, but not until  I was away from him (and the situation) as a whole. After about a year of being away from my ex-husband I finally started to realize how crazy 'life' was for me back then. I accepted that I deserve better. Then finally I started to have peace.

I literally remember at one point thinking that there was no way I would be leaving that relationship alive... but somehow I survived and it DID get better.

Thanks for your time!
B,N
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