enabling husband

My husband of 22 years is addicted to prescription pain medication. we are getting ready to lose our house and everything else that we have worked hard all of our life for. I feed, clothe and take care of our kids all by myself. My question is how do I know when it is time to give up and leave I have stood by him while he misses work a week at a time to cure himself but he always goes back to the same old behavior I am tired and so depressed it feels like he sucks the life all out of me I am so done but afraid to leave my children are 11 and 16 they know something is wrong please give advice

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May 22, 2012
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Take Care of Yourself
by: Don

Sorry you are having a tough time and I am praying for you...

Knowing what to do and doing it are two different things. Enabling Behavior is the alcohol of Codependency. If you could leave, you would leave.

You need help from Alanon and maybe a good counselor to get well...when you get it then you will not have to ask for advice on when to leave.

Blessings,
Don

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