Loving someone with an addiction is challenging, painful, and confusing. It can be difficult to know whether your behavior is enabling your loved one’s addiction, or is empowering him or her to find help.
You may feel like you’re helping your loved one and keeping the situation from getting out of hand. But the reality is, your enabling behavior is serving to keep the addiction going. The first step toward resetting your mindset and stopping your enabling behavior? Recognizing enabling behaviors.
Here are 9 signs you may be enabling: