Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I didn't realize that she had stopped taking medication several months ago. Yesterday, she had an appointment with a new doctor who prescribed meds to help her sleep and for depression. My thoughts, which I keep to myself, are that
she would probably feel better if she went thoroughly through the steps with a new sponsor and found a spiritual solution. Many recovering alcoholics find that Al-Anon also helps when dealing with the effects of living with an alcoholic. I know that she had a hard time with her father when growing up. I also know that she has to find her way to work through this.
One of the hardest things is to watch someone I love struggling with a spirit breaker like depression, alcoholism, or the myriad of problems that plague humans. Time has taught me that there is nothing I can do to relieve their suffering except love them and take care of myself. And I pray for those who are sick and suffering to move through the darkness within to light and peace.