That doesnât mean you should turn your back on the person you love.
Weâve been told that staying with a partner who struggles with addictionÂwhether it be with drugs, alcohol, or addictive behaviorsÂmeans that weâre enabling their destructive behavior. That wanting to help them means weâre codependent, and that the best thing for both of us is to walk away from the relationship entirely. But is that true?
When Your Partner Has an Addiction challenges the idea that the best chance for recoveryÂfor the addict and their partnerÂis to walk away. Instead, it makes the revolutionary claim that you, and the love you have for your partner, can be a key part of his or her journey to recovery.
Together, addiction activist and bestselling author Christopher Kennedy Lawford and psychotherapist Beverly Engel, MFT, take a fresh look at addiction and codependencyÂthe latest research on what causes them and what the two have in common. Rather than treat addiction or codependency as disease or weakness, When Your Partner Has an Addiction honors the trauma and shame that often lie at their source and shows you how to use your love to combat that shame, allowing you to more effectively support your partner and heal yourself.
The research proves that, while you cannot Âfixâ your partner, you can have a positive impact on their recovery. Whether you suffer from codependency, and whether your partner is already in recovery, When Your Partner Has an Addiction provides you with proven techniques and strategies to drastically improve your relationship and help get your partner the help he needsÂwithout leaving and while taking care of yourself in the process.
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