Hey guys so I feel like this is more of an “are you in this situation” post. My older sister turns 20 today and two weeks ago she relapsed after being sober and in rehab for 9 months. She came home 3 months ago and was doing great until that point. The Sunday before I went to camp she got kicked out of the house, because she came home high the night before. Now there is about 5 years of backstory for this including jail and about 5 different rehabs. I went to camp feeling broken, but while I was there I made peace with the fact that there was nothing I can do. I’d love to hear anyone else’s stories! Much love!
|June 22, 2015 at 07:32|
Obviously my story is not to the extent of yours and I am so sorry you have had to be in the place you are in. I cannot begin to imagine how scary and difficult life must be. Sending prayers for your dear sister and your family <3
|June 29, 2015 at 00:08|
I’m really sorry both of you are having to go through that. It is so scary. I’m praying for both of you and for them. You are very wise to make peace with this situation and know there is nothing you can do about her choices, blackglimmer. It took me a long time to get there about a year ago, and, while things haven’t been easy since, it has helped immensely.
My story is a bit different, too, but my dad’s an alcoholic and my mom’s a recovering alcoholic. My dad’s been back and forth between sober and stuck back in alcohol since before I was born, and it hurts a lot to watch someone you love go through that, knowing that they’re hurting themselves.
Thank you for starting this forum. It helps so much to talk with other people going through similar situations and to know you’re not the only one going through this and to have someone you can talk to who really understands. <3
|June 29, 2015 at 10:15|
The best thing to do is just to accept that there’s nothing you can do. Although that is a long and painful road, and it’s hurts so much to see someone you love knowingly doing that to themselves, it really does help. Thank you guys for sharing! Much love.
|June 30, 2015 at 15:57|
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