My mom is dating an alcoholic
She really leaned on me hard for emotional support because it was something she wasn’t used to, but I could definitely empathize coming from my crazy family.She was hurting and broken, and I knew that she needed me.She was broken, and I was going to be there for her. We sometimes talked about getting sober together, but it never happened.Years later when I became a father, she passed away from alcoholism at the age of 24 years old, and it hit me really hard.My parents divorced when I was about four years old, and soon after their divorce, I moved in with my dad.
Time and time again, I was looking for a woman that was broken so I could try to fix her.Although I discussed two key relationships in my life, there were many more in between as well as my son’s mother.Not only was I addicted to drugs and alcohol, I was addicted to love and relationships.I can remember from as young as age six and seven years old the arguments between my mom and dad or between my stepdad and mom.Little did I realize that this was shaping my mind for what I was going to believe a normal relationship looked like. I know he was doing the best that he could while raising me.