Unconditional love. It’s a nice sentiment when things are going well, but it’s much more challenging when the person you love so unconditionally is self-destructive, and bent on causing pain to themselves and, by extension, to the people who love them.
That’s why it’s important to add a caveat: unconditional love can include tough love, and it’s still possible to love somebody, even if their choices have forced you to cut off contact with them.
Folks who have any experience loving people with addictions will know exactly what this feels like. After all, addiction and substance abuse often have ugly effects on people who were lovely, kind, and thoughtful before their habit took over.
As we saw with this addicted expectant mother, it is incredibly, painfully difficult for addicts to make good choices, and to break their habit.
Still, it’s important for everyone who loves an addict to know that there can be light at the end of the tunnel.
One young mom is here to explain exactly how she found her way into the light, ten long years ago.