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Married to an Alcoholic Husband

Married to an Alcoholic

Being Married to an Alcoholic Alcohol or drug addiction affects the entire family. Being married to an alcoholic is difficult – and making your marriage work can be even harder. Sometimes referred to as an alcoholic marriage, this unhealthy relationship dynamic takes a tremendous emotional, financial, and physical toll on the spouse as well as the drinker. Not only that, but it often causes irreparable harm to the very relationship itself which is why marriages where someone has an alcohol use disorder (AUD) have higher rates of divorce. A recent review of what has been termed alcohol and the marriage effect [1] concluded that: Alcoholics are less likely to get married than are nonalcoholic If they do get married, it is often earlier or later in the young-adult developmental cycle than nonalcoholic Alcoholics are likely to reduce alcohol use once they are married They are more likely to get divorced than are nonalcoholic Recognizing the signs that your spouse’s drinking habits have gone too far could save both the marriage and their life. Get Your Life Back Find Hope & Recovery. Get Safe Comfortable Detox, Addiction Rehab & Dual Diagnosis High-Quality Care. Early Signs of Alcohol Addiction Alcoholism doesn’t just happen overnight. The process is…