Addiction

Fitness Obsession

When exercise becomes an obsession, it can quickly spiral out of control and have a negative impact on a person's mental and physical health. This is...

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Controlling a Loving Partner

There are times in any relationship where only one person is able to make the important decisions, and they are the ones shouldering the burden...

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Multiple Rehabilitation Attempts

For those suffering from an acute addiction, there may be multiple rehabilitation attempts. Their partner might not appreciate their failure to stop after the first...

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Stay or Leave

When a person discovers their spouse has an addiction, they have often stumbled upon it accidentally. They might have suspected something was wrong, but the...

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Recognising the Signs

Addicts will do just about anything to get whatever it is they crave, and they often justify their choices. They might need money for gambling,...

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No More Forgiveness

Living with a spousal addiction is often a major trial, and learning to get past the pain it causes can become an integral part of...

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Managing Tanorexia

Tanning addiction, otherwise known as tanorexia, is a condition where individuals have an uncontrollable urge to bronze their skin. It is usually caused by underlying...

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The Painful Discovery

When a person knows they are doing something wrong or illegal, they have a tendency to hide it from everyone. They do have a window...

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Becoming an Adult

Resisting an addiction can be nearly impossible for some people, but the damage it can do to a relationship can be impossible to repair. Some...

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Adult Decisions

Ending a relationship is a more difficult decision when children are involved, but there can be times when it is the right thing to do....

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Dangers In Hidden Addiction

Addiction is often perceived as an overt and visible struggle, easily identifiable through certain behaviours and physical symptoms. However, hidden addictions, such as those involving...

Few people have gone through life without making mistakes, but some are much more hurtful than others. People involved in relationships have often found pain and suffering when their partner does something wrong or makes a bad mistake, so those who are deeply committed can feel their live has few options. For those who find illegal drugs, alcohol, or even gambling have become part of the lifestyle of the person they love, spouses and addiction can suddenly become a part of their life that could force them to make difficult decisions.

Being married to someone with an addiction problem is never easy, and a spouse generally finds they have little influence or control in the situation. Some of them will stay no matter what happens, and they will have to learn to live with the issues that arise from it. There will be partners who will give their spouse an opportunity to change, but they might choose to leave if the problem continues.