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Rock and a hardplace

by Amy
(Phoenix)

My husband and I have been married 3 years and together 7. During this time my adult son has been a drug addict. He got clean for a few years then relapsed. It's a very traumatizing situation when death or prison is pretty inevitable for my son.


We went to a counselor and they pretty much said I need to cut communication with my son which I'm struggling with. In the last 5 months my husband has told me he wants a divorce because we fight about him all the time. I don't know but I thought marriage was different

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