When “Nothing is Impossible” Looks Like a Lie

Yep! We can’t always trust our eyes. What we see isn’t always evidence of the truth. There was a point in my husband’s recovery, where he had experienced a lot of healing and was, in general, doing VERY well. Most of the time he was enjoying a freedom he’d not known for a very long…

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Focus in on a Better Life

What is your focus today? What’s at the very center of your interest or activity? Is it your burgeoning to-do list? Is it the chaos in your life? Is it the unfairness life has dumped on you? It’s so easy to let the situation around us be the thing we most focus on. It’s in…

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Do I HAVE to Be My Husband’s Keeper?

One of the biggest challenges we face, as wives, is figuring out what our role should be in our husband’s recovery. What is healthy? What is helpful? What are our choices? • We could delegate the job of “fixing” our husband to someone else • We could take a hands off approach and wait for…

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Sucking it Up Will Make You Sick!

Many wives have commented that they seem to be sick more often than normal since finding out about their husband’s problem or latest relapse. Every virus in the neighborhood appears to be  knocking on their door and inviting itself in. It’s just one thing after another—colds, flu, stomach problems, headaches and all manner of other…

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When You Love an Angry Man…

Living with an angry man can feel a lot like tiptoeing through landmines. You’re well aware that the danger is there, but you just never know when a wrong step will cause your world to blow up in your face. It’s nerve-wracking! Why is He So Full of Anger? It’s very common for an active…

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