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Dealing with an addicted spouse can be extremely challenging, but there are steps you can take to manage the situation:

Educate yourself: Learn about addiction, how it affects people and what to expect from someone who is addicted.

Practice self-care: Take care of yourself physically and emotionally by eating healthy, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly. Consider seeking professional help or joining a support group for yourself.

Set boundaries: Establish clear boundaries and communicate them to your spouse. Be firm about what you are and are not willing to tolerate.

Encourage treatment: Encourage your spouse to seek professional treatment for their addiction. Be supportive and offer to help them find a suitable treatment program.

Seek professional help: If your spouse is resistant to treatment or their addiction is causing harm to you or your family, consider seeking professional help or intervention services.

Remember that addiction is a disease and your spouse needs help to overcome it. It’s important to approach the situation with empathy and compassion while also prioritizing your own well-being.