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Before I left my husband, a dear friend from school sent me a quote from Maya Angelou.
Had I begun the list sooner, instead of listening to the words I so wanted to believe, I would have saved myself at least a year of heartbreak.
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And when you are with an alcoholic, you are used to suffering in silence as the martyr, wondering why the alcoholic does what s/he does. This included that he did not go to my grandfather’s funeral, he did not come home all night long, and he brought cocaine into our home.
After four and half pages of undeniable facts, I realized that there was no longer any question of whether or not I could stay with him. When you live with an addict, you are never quite certain about reality. By writing down the facts as they happened, he could not come back to me later with his own version of the truth.There are millions of kind, whole and addiction-free men in the world. I’ve been sad that we broke up because I miss him, so I’ve been reading articles about the nightmares of dating an alcoholic to remind myself that I dodged a bullet.