It’s not always easy to love someone in recovery. It requires a lot of strength and self-forgiveness.
As you support your loved one, you want to avoid placing the blame on anything. People can’t heal alone, and it’s not one person’s fault. Resentments may come up when you’re angry, but take a breath, forgive yourself, and try again.
There is not one set way to support a loved one in recovery. You will make mistakes, but keep showing up and connect with your loved one with empathy and grace. By doing so, you will strengthen your relationships and boost the healing process.
It’s hard to watch a loved one struggle with addiction, but all positive journeys have some amount of challenges. If you’re putting in the work, you’re on course to becoming a stronger, more connected family member for those around you.