But what if it’s just worse? My husband struggles with alcohol addiction. He sees a psychiatrist and is on anxiety medication as alcohol was his main way of self medicating. However, he can’t talk about it. The anxiety or the alcohol, I think he feels a lot of shame in it and he uses me as substitute for an actual counselor. I get the impression his conversations with his psychiatrist are very much just to get through the appointment.
I can’t take it anymore. Shouldering his anxiety, his stress, his feelings is too much. I feel so emotionally drained I can’t take it anymore. I feel like I always have to be “on” and can’t have any emotional needs of my own.