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|Mon, 08-20-2007 - 3:59pm|
I posted here a couple of weeks ago, after kicking my husband out of the house. I greatly appreciate all the support I received here during that dark and trying time.
At the moment, things look hopeful. DH has never denied he has a problem, and he has always expressed a desire to stop drinking. He just never went about it the right way (half-assing the AA prgram for years!) Tonight he starts an outpatient rehab program, which he will attend three nights a week. I'm not sure how long the program will last. He has also been attending AA meetings and will continue that along with the rehab.
As for me, I attended my second Al-Anon meeting last week and will definitely be going back. My first meeting was fine, but the group was focused on adult children of alcoholics. This one is closer to my home, more of a general meeting, and meets on a night that DH can be home to watch the kids. I also started reading "Co-Dependent No More", which has been very interesting so far. I had often heard about it but had a hard time getting past the icky title. Now I wonder if other people have been turned off by the stupid title, too. Or maybe it's just me. In any case, it seems like a good and useful book!
So, that's my update. We are all feeling optimistic about rebuilding our marriage and family. He is back in the house for now, and we are taking things one day at a time. Once his recovery is well underway, we are going to seek out some marriage counseling to repair the broken trust, etc.
Wish us luck! And feel free to offer any advice on the situation!