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Husband an alcoholic and I am a enabler. Shoud we get counseling?

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Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Get help

Sounds like you already know the answer. Get help.

In brief: Get help

Sounds like you already know the answer. Get help.
Dr. John Chavez
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Counseling or psychotherapy can be very helpful for overcoming alcohol dependence.
However your husband has to want counseling, as do you. Both of you have to be on the same page about this or it won't work. Competently run 12 step programs also can be very helpful.

In brief: Yes

Counseling or psychotherapy can be very helpful for overcoming alcohol dependence.
However your husband has to want counseling, as do you. Both of you have to be on the same page about this or it won't work. Competently run 12 step programs also can be very helpful.
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Enabling.

Your enabling keeps both of you unhealthy.
Encourage you to go to al anon meetings. You will be taught how to cope with having a loved one who is alcoholic. You will receive support from people who understand. The concept of tough love may allow you to keep your sanity. Your husband would benefit from alcoholics anonymous meetings. Take care.

In brief: Enabling.

Your enabling keeps both of you unhealthy.
Encourage you to go to al anon meetings. You will be taught how to cope with having a loved one who is alcoholic. You will receive support from people who understand. The concept of tough love may allow you to keep your sanity. Your husband would benefit from alcoholics anonymous meetings. Take care.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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