08-09-2011, 09:16 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
| | Wife back from rehab
My wife was ordered into a yearlong heroin rehab program after our second child was born positive tox. (The first one was, too).
99% of my friends and family told me it was time to move on from her, and I honestly weighed that possibility, but ultimately decided that giving her another chance would be in the childrens' best interests.
It was almost like a fairy tale 2 months ago when the four of us were finally together for the first time.
But here's the problem. My wife says she no longer feels attracted to me, and attributes it to preparing herself mentally for the possibility I'd leave her for good during our year apart. I did in fact tell her that we'd probably never be able to all live under the same roof many a time during her rehab.
NA tells members not to get into or out of serious relationships in their first year clean, so I wonder if she just needs time to adjust and get back into "civilian" life. If her feelings for me are really gone, I really regret moving heaven and earth to get her back in the home. It's great having her there for the children, but I feel hurt, lonely and angry. Selfish, I know, but this just isn't satisfying.
I'm just looking for advice from people who might be able to relate. Thanks!