If your partner relapses and starts to abuse you, leave it.
After all, they’ve probably spent a large portion of their lives hiding their habit from their friends and loved ones.When they were drinking and using, they may have grown used to doing whatever it took to cover up, excuse, or engage in their addictive behavior.When it comes to an addiction disorder, deceit, manipulation, and friendships with fellow drinking or drugging buddies are too often the rule, rather than the exception.Both you and your partner deserve a healthy relationship built on trust, respect and happiness.Sovereign Health’s addiction treatment program offers comprehensive treatment for individuals who are addicted to substances, including alcohol, opiates, cocaine and amphetamines. S., is a senior staff writer for Sovereign Health, where she uses her scientific background to write online blogs and articles for a general audience.We do more than help our patients through withdrawal — we also provide therapy and restorative activities to educate our patients and their family members. At the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned her master’s in neuroscience, she used functional neuroimaging to study how the human cerebellum contributes to language processing.In her spare time, she writes fiction, reads Oliver Sacks and spends time with her two cats and bird. In these Steps, PIRs practice reaching out to other people and face their fear of rejection.In the process, they learn mutual respect for others and how to have equality in a relationship rather than power over someone else.Many PIRs [people in recovery] also need help establishing healthy relationships.Some PIRs come from unhappy families in which emotional or physical abuse and addiction were common.