My doctor told me today that alcoholics have a slim chance of recovery if they have been drinking as long as my stbx. he said they are master manipulators and said that turned the situation on me instead of him. My doctor said it is always best to sever ties and distance yourself from them because they very rarely can change themselves. I believe my doctor and he told me to join Al-anon. I am and I realize now that he has been gone for 7 1/2 weeks that I was giving giving giving to the relationship. My stbx gave some but was mostly drinking too. I see now with no contact and reading old journals that I really am better off without his kind. I love him but I love me more
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