Weekly Chat - October 10, 2022



What’s on your mind this week? This is our weekly thread where you can share your worries and wins as the loved one of someone struggling with addiction. What are you currently struggling with? How have you grown? You’re not alone.

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Worry: I’m traveling for work next month and I’m worried about leaving my husband and son for an extended period of time. I’m worried that my husband will feel resentment toward me for leaving.

Win: I’m actually not worried about him using while I’m gone. The thought comes up, and I know it’s possible, but I also know that worrying about it doesn’t help anything.