I'm thinking that so many of us,....besides being so damn strong....and come on, we really are....have what I'm calling a stamina for hope. Because boy oh boy,....despite a LOT of evidence and experience that is contrary to that when you love an addict.....we still do hope....at least most of us do, from what I read and know of all of you. That doesn't mean that we can "make it better",...for we know that Step 1 teaches us that we surely can't. : ( And....if we've been able to pay attention to results.....it's easy to see from all of our actions and attempts, we're not successful in "fixing" our loved one's addiction. And despite the ups and downs and back and forth of progress for an addict that we love,....and even when our addict relapses and our heart breaks.....most of us still do hope. It is good...we should hope. Never give up hope.
Thinking of all of you who suffer from addiction.....whether the addict or those who love an addict.