I lost my husband Chris to alcoholism in May 2017. My healing journey started with moments of self-care. Slowly, one thing at a time, I learned how to start taking care of me.
When you lose a loved one to any addiction, the impacts are devastating. We experience multiple traumas over a series of years and can feel helpless, watching our loved ones struggle before us.
When you love an addict, you tend to spend a disproportionate amount of time caring for and supporting your loved one. So much so, that you forget to take care of yourself.
Every day I work on myself. Every day I do something to further my healing. I know from experience that there are many ups and downs. Sometimes it's just tough and incredibly difficult to keep on track. But you MUST, for you. I hope you find this guide encouraging and helpful.