Hi Christina Hausauer, this is such a brave piece! It is so hard to admit the addictions in our life. As victims of abuse, “we”, you and I, we carry this “illness” with us in our lives no matter how much we try to better ourselves. We have put in so much effort! Yet, we are still dealing. With every relationship we learn a little more. You’ve been a great role model of a good writer for me. From your pieces, I have also learned to deal with my own pain. Thank you for being brave enough to walk away from that relationship. Thank you for writing this piece so that people like me who will “inevitably” be in the same boat learn to spot these subtlties in our relationships.