Helping Someone Through Addiction

Tough love for addicts

Addicts can be painful to watch and scar those around them. Pixabay (CC0).

Addiction is a terrible thing. If you know someone who is struggling with addiction, in any form, you will find they are no longer the person you once knew. The disease will slowly change who they are and how they act. It will consume them entirely and it can be very painful to watch. You want to help them, but everything you do seems to make them angry or lead to further withdrawal, and the last thing you want to do is to push them away. Here are some tips to help. Continue reading

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Bearing The Brunt: Supporting Your Partner Through A Life-Threatening Illness

Emotional and medical effects for your partner and you

Research your partner’s medical condition but don’t fall into a trap of over-Googling it. Do what you are able to find out about treatment options from verified specialists. Pexels, CC0 License.

It’s never the best news if somebody you love is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition and it can have a major effect on, not just your partner, but the both of you as a couple. There are many instances of people who have been placed under so much pressure due to a disease or general health issues that they have been torn apart, which can have a devastating effect on the families too. So if you are in that position where someone you care deeply about has been diagnosed with a major health condition there are things to do so you look after your partner but also, you need to make sure that you look after yourself, and here is how. Continue reading