Maintaining a healthy relationship can be tough, no matter how emotionally stable you are or how many years you and your partner have been together. Even the healthiest partnerships hit a roadblock on occasion. In most cases these roadblocks can be worked through with some understanding, patience and compassion.
Maintaining a healthy relationship while both you and your spouse are actively abusing chemical substances, on the other hand, is next to impossible. If you and your husband have both been battling a substance abuse disorder, you might be wondering if you can get sober alongside your husband. Maybe the two of you have never spent more than a day apart over the course of the past 10 years; maybe you have gotten so used to doing everything together that the idea of spending time apart feels entirely unbearable. Are you able to get sober in the same facility? How involved should you be in one another’s recovery process?