Just found out girlfriend of 2yrs addicted to painkillers & threatening to hurt herself if I leave?
Added 30 Jan 2012:
I should probably add to this just in retrospect of reading it, she has always been a person who is kind of lost. I think the good parts of me just have always been trying to help her through some of her issues because despite her flaws she has a good heart and is a good person and I guess all of that was in vain. I'm most worried now that my removing myself from her life will cause her to possibly hurt herself, because she has thrown that out as a threat to me and I just can't understand if is a manipulation tactic or if she really means it.
While you don't want anything bad to happen to your previous girlfriend, you must realize that you are nor responsible for her behavior. I am assuming she is an adult and has made her choices, now she has to live with the consequences. If she is ready to get help, you might try to help her get that help. If she is still in denial, not much you can do. If she continues to threaten to hurt herself, you can contact the authorities to intervene especially if she is suicidal. Might be just what she needs in order to get the help she requires. Don't mean to sound heartless, but not enabling her addictive behavior and practicing some tough love is what she really needs from you.
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