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When Is Enough, Enough?

So many men and women stay in relationships with partners who have deadly addictions. We feel they need our support, we feel that we can save them and change them.

Just look at supermodel Kate Moss. Her boyfriend, (or is it her husband) Pete Doherty has gone through the vicious cycle of relapse and rehab time and time again. She's got not only herself, but a child to think about now too.

So when is enough enough? When is it acceptable to throw in the towel on someone that doesn't want to take the steps to help himself or herself?

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jaxon jaxon 10 years
You can't help someone that doesn't want help. When you are with a destructive person most times they pull you down not you pull them up. A person can't want to be better for another they have to want it for themselves or they will never change. Staying with someone who consistently relapses only makes it easier for them to do so. TOUGH LOVE!
Luna13 Luna13 10 years
my ex used to be addicted to gambling, i stuck by him for a couple of years hoping i could change him, we even moved in together and i thought by this happening he would see how close we are and have me and not want to gamble anymore, but he actually got worse and he started lying to me and shizz so then i thought to myself i have literally tried everything in my power but nothing so we ended it and im so much better off now. but at least i have this experience to look back on
M155-J4CK13 M155-J4CK13 10 years
Interesting subject matter. And it relates to me very well, unfortunately. I am always picking up the weak and wounded. The addicts, the underdog. Maybe it is because I see some of that weakness in myself. I can definitely say that addicts never change. It's a matter of going from one addiction to the other. A person's toxic habits sometimes rub off on you, and I think it would be the wiser choice to just walk away.
siouxsie siouxsie 10 years
i think you can destroy your life any way you want but when there's children involved you have to be selfless and stay away for the sake of the kid/s. this is where i find kate's behavior reprehensible and inexcusable.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
they are both addicted to the drugs and the drama so they are perfect for each other...
joseph77b joseph77b 10 years
great poll! :)
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