I maintained that I had not seen the ‘paradigm shift’ in his attitude that I felt was necessary.
I think the final event that sealed Larry’s recovery was a commitment that I made to him in response to all the commitments and changes that he had made.
We lived in separate states for three and a half years.
During that time Larry went through a long period of denial, lying to me, to his counselors and to his 12 step groups.
He fluctuated between bouts of sobriety and bouts of acting out.
He begged me to come back to him, insisting that he was committed to his recovery.