Did you feel it was detrimental in any way?

PARTNER: No. However, I was totally exhausted after and needed to sleep a lot for the next few days. I then hit a period of mourning that I hadn’t expected. That lasted about 3 weeks and initially felt like a setback. It wasn’t! In fact I now see that it was absolutely healthy and necessary. It allowed me to finally say (and feel), “My husband is an honourable man who is in recovery and making amends to me”.

ADDICT: No. Simple as that.