Post # 1
Planning a wedding is stressful enough. But it becomes even harder when you have a close loved one battling a drug addiction.
My sister has been addicted to drugs for the past 6 years. I don’t live in the same province as her, but she does live in the same town as my parents, and it is very hard on all of us, but especially them. She has been to detox twice but she has not been able to get clean. She got out of a very toxic relationship and things finally seemed to be looking up for her. She had a full time job, a new boyfriend, and her own place. And she told everyone she was not doing any drugs.
Sadly, today she was arrested for DUI. My poor mother is beside herself. We all thought she was doing so well. I know that addiction is a life-long battle, but I am sad that she has relapsed again. She lost her licence and will lose her job now as it requires her to have a car.
I know there is nothing I can do besides support her and my family, but it is so frustrating sometimes. Thanks for taking a moment to read my post and listen.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
*HUGS* to you! So sorry you and your family are going through this. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be.
Post # 4
Hugs it is hard to love family so much and feel for them and to see them go through this.
Post # 5
Oh hunny I’m so sorry you and your family are going through this. I <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>know how hard it is to deal with this, it does take a huge toll on the entire family. But like you said, all you can do is support her by doing whatever you can to promote her recovery and to be there for your parents if they need to vent. I hope you guys will be able to still enjoy the wedding planning and the wedding itself.
I wish her a everlasting recovery!
Post # 6
Bless your heart. I know how hard this must be for you and your family.
Post # 7
(((Big hugs!!!!!))) I hear you. I’m so sorry that you and your family are having to go through this – drug addiction is a powerful thing that affects everyone in the family not just the person who is addicted. I hope it all gets better for you and your family!!!! Although it is important to be there for your family in time of need, make sure you set aside time to take care of yourself too 🙂 I know what it’s like to get caught up in taking care of others so much that you forget to take care of yourself and you get burned out. Perhaps take a warm relaxing bath with some candles, sit down somewhere comfy and read that book you’ve been wanting, go out for drinks or dessert with some friends to decompress. 🙂
Bon Chance, Best Wishes and Long Life,
Post # 8
Thanks for the support everyone! It’s tough, but we are hanging in there. My fiance is a great source of support as well – one of the many reasons I love him so much 🙂
@Bella – taking time for myself is oh so important! I love to read, so I have been reading and taking lots of walks to destress.
Thanks again bees!