I’ve shared several times that my husband, The Man is an alcoholic. It’s not a secret, I just don’t write about it frequently. I’ve had a post in my head for over a year about things that I think spouses of an alcoholic should know. I never sat down to write it cause there was always something else to write about or no time to write at all.
Then recently my friend Vanessa asked me to write about supporting your alcoholic
husband for the Sisters
of Katie Luther, of which she is an associate editor. I said sure since
this post has been in my head for ages and this was a good reason to get it
out. So I wrote it and then went to hit the send button. I couldn’t and it
surprised me. It wasn’t until then that I realized how deeply personal this
piece is. I feel exposed in it. I don’t share super personal stuff but writing me made me rethink and
relive some of time when my husband was working at getting sober. That time was
emotional for me in so many ways and a lot of those emotions resurfaced.
If you’re the spouse of an alcoholic, I think (or at least I like to think)
that you’ll agree with many of my points. If your spouse in not a alcoholic,
then what I wrote might give you a small glimpse into what it is like to have an
If you’d like to read it, you can find it here.