The unhealthy habits – or addiction – of someone dear to you, can cause a lot of suffering and chaos: fear, pain, fights, violence, sorrow, separation, relocation, anger, shame and guilt, as well as solitude, loss of employment, legal problems, sickness and even death.
Without knowing it we may end up in our own unhealthy behaviour or unhealthy habits. We become “addicted to the addict”.
You may come to realize that this cannot go on. Change is necessary.
Fortunately, recovery is possible. There is hope, a way to serenity and even happiness. Take the first step now. It is more than okay to take care of yourself.