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Alcohol And Infidelity


Are you living with a drug addict or alcoholic who has committed adultery? If so, listen up.

According to Dr. Willard F. Harley of Marriage Builders, "alcohol addiction is a clear example of what I call a Love Buster because it causes so much suffering in marriage. Besides being physically and emotionally harmful to alcoholics themselves, addiction is also harmful to those whose lives touch them. Addiction makes people insensitive to the feelings of those who care most for them, and they will stop at nothing to feed their addiction. I am witness to many people whose lives have been ruined because they married alcoholics.

Alcoholics commonly engage in their most painful habits while under the influence. Acts of infidelity are common. The fact that he or she is drunk at the time is no consolation to a grief-stricken spouse."

People married to alcoholics often suffer physical and emotional abuse at the hands of the alcoholic. I urge you to seek support if you are living with an alcoholic. A good place to start is Alanon. Find a meeting in your area or one online to help you overcome any co-dependent tendencies you have and start dealing with your situation in a pro-active manner.

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