When you’re in a marriage, you work as a unit. But what happens when the unit isn’t functioning like it should? Depression can cause friction between married couples. When your spouse is depressed you may feel like you have failed them. If you have never dealt with depression yourself, then you might not understand the … Read moreHow can I help, when I don’t understand?
“She ate something that made her sick,” rationalizes the mother of an alcoholic. “He just went a little overboard,” says an uncle about his passed out nephew. It is not uncommon to hear parents and loved ones attempt to justify an addict’s damaging behaviors. From an outsider’s perspective, these reactions seem counterproductive. However, for a … Read moreAddiction Recovery: Fighting Family Denial