Asked by Anonymous at 10:23 PM on Oct. 23, 2008 in Relationships
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 10:34 PM on Oct. 23, 2008
Each situation is different, because each person is different. Can people change? Sometimes...have hope, my father was a drug addict and a loser extraordinaire, now he is wonderful...doesn't even take Motrin, helps me with my boys, and he is my best friend and confidant. On the other hand, my mother (also a drug addict) has had a hard time getting clean. More often than not, she disappoints. The biggest difference between them is that my father was truly sorry, blamed no one but himself, and was able to give up his pride. For the longest time I would not allow him to see his own checkbook. He was not allowed to have large amounts of cash etc.. He understood why he needed this and I needed it. After a few years of staying clean, he earned my trust back.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:11 AM on Oct. 24, 2008