I honestly did not think this would ever happen after approximately 30 years of drinking, the last 15 yrs heavily.
I do believe if he hadn’t gone to Houghton House rehab when he did our family would not be together today. So a big thank you to everyone there, and to Andrew who runs the Saturday Houghton House support group meetings, who helped me from the beginning of my journey, To understand that I had no control over my husbands addiction, and I needed to let go of the guilt I felt and the feelings of “what was I doing wrong” that I couldn’t get him to stop no matter what I did.
While our lives have not been easy as my husband is not the same person who went into Houghton House, nor the same person I married 20 years ago. (We are attending marriage counselling) Our children finally have a father who is present, I am hoping all the hard work we are all putting in will pay off.
After the initial Houghton House rehab, he attended the 3 meetings a week Houghton House offers, which I insisted he attended if he wanted to come home. Since then he attends AA meetings weekly, which I do believe he enjoys attending, no nagging from me to get him to go.
Today I am grateful that we have reached this point.
Sober for one year
To everyone who is where I was a year ago, things can change and they can get better.
Thanks again everyone
PS – I just wanted everyone to know whilst it’s not been easy… We are getting there and my husband is working so hard in doing the right things, every day gets better.
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