I am the wife of a codeine addict. I never in a million years thought that this would be part of my life. I’m struggling to deal with my 3 children, my work life and running a somewhat functioning household. We’ve been happily married for 5 years, when I discovered my husbands secret I didn’t know what to think about it. He is currently 3 weeks into his withdrawal, he’s making me so proud everyday. He’s opened up to his GP and has been prescribed antidepressants which are helping for the most part, he still has his down days and they kill me inside but I’ve got to stay strong for him and our kids. If anyone reads this who has been through this or something similar I wonder if you can answer a few questions; when will the affectionate side come back? I’m missing the intamacy that I took for granted before.
Is there anything I should be doing to be more supportive?
I know we are 100% strong enough to get through this, life has never thrown anything like this at me before and I’m slightly overwhelmed by it all.
Many thanks D x