Why I Fell In Love With An Alcoholic

Why I Fell In Love With An Alcoholic

There are four reasons why I fell in love with an alcoholic. When I took self-inventory of why I was continuing to tolerate his behavior in my life, I identified my top four payoff’s:

1.  I was scared to upset anyone and say no. I wanted to please everyone.

2. His sickness made me feel important and needed. I felt wanted when he needed help.

3. Most of the time I could always compare myself to him and feel superior.

4. Lastly, it was very convenient to be in love with someone with a disease so the blame and focus was always on them — and never on my issues.

Not very pretty, right?  The truth can set you free. Can you relate to any of these? I would LOVE to hear your thoughts.

Michelle Anderson

Michelle Anderson

Michelle Anderson has over 10 years of personal experience with loving someone who suffers from addiction. She was married to a good man who suffered from addiction to alcohol, illegal drugs, and pornography. She's used her experience to create powerful resources for women in the same circumstance. Using her own personal experience, combined with years of research and studying, she presents ideas, tips, and tools on how to handle this disease, and take care of yourself, and your family.

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