Our expert says:
Your husband doesn't just have an impulse control disorder as you so euphemistically call his addiction, he is a chronic and pathological addict.
He has held you and your children hostage for decades without blinking an eye-lid and you have merrily enabled him by giving him a roof over his head, feeding him and even seeing to it that he gets to his appointments.
And paying his bills!
You're not his mother, you're his wife. You must change this situation TODAY.
The man must seek treatment with immediate effect. Don't give him any money. If he needs to eat, let him find food somewhere else, but this little party is over.
I he refuses treatment, you will have to ask him to leave for a period until he has made up his mind.
Don't pay any of his bills either, let the sheriff of the court deal with him. You have been too kind for far too long and you have wasted valuable years on a man who is taking you for a fool.
You need to urgently get him into treatment and you, too, as well as you children, will need counselling.
You can all get better and heal, but it won't happen on its own, even if you are studying psychology in an obvious desperate attempt in saving yourself and your children.
You can email or phone Nicholas McDiarmid at Harmony Addictions Clinic and ask him to point you in the right direction. But please, there is NO time to waste, this has gone on for far too long.
His contact details are: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 021 790 7779.
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