After three years, my husband has a tumultuous battle with substance abuse. I have been supportive through al-anon and several treatment facilities during this period. I have had enough and I put him out of the family home (with a great deal of guilt!). I couldn’t ask for a more loving partner except for the fact that, when he relapses, he will lie, cheat and steal from anyone, including those who are closest to him. Of course, I love him, but I would like to know if this is the appropriate “tough love” technique to take?
Dr. Michelle and author Ian Kerner recently stopped by the CBS Early Show to discuss a male and female perspective on the right way to break up with someone. For more information on how to handle breaking up with someone, read Dr. Michelle’s blog “Top 6 Tips on How to Break-Up with Someone.”