When I married my husband 5 years ago, I knew he had a history of opioid addiction, but he was in a much better place in his life and I didn’t understand the extent of his addiction. He was sober when we met and while we dated. I regret not digging deeper into his past and asking the right questions.
My husband relapsed shortly after we got married and has struggled with his sobriety since. Our marriage has suffered greatly and I feel myself drift farther and farther away from him. I do not trust him, we’re not intimate anymore or emotionally connected, and I’ve been financially supporting our family for the last year and a half. We had a baby 7 months ago, which has made things even harder.
Our son and dog keep me going and give me hope, but I often feel so sad and lonely. I can’t speak to our friends or family, nor would they understand.
I want to believe that my husband will get better and we’ll be able to work through this, but part of me is tired of waiting. I feel like I deserve better, our family deserves better.
When do you decide you’ve had enough and it’s time to move on?