The Consequences of an Addiction that Isn’t Yours

July 16, 2020

Unpaid bills. Empty bank accounts. 

The consequences of someone else’s addictions. 

Broken plans and constant cover ups.

The consequences of someone else’s addictions.

Fearful nights and stressful days. 

The consequences of someone else’s addictions. 

Endless tears and endless prayers. 

The consequences of someone else’s addictions.

Lost trust, vanishing love, and stolen dreams. 

The consequences of someone else’s addictions.

You didn’t choose the drugs. They never enter your system, but the consequences of them enter every aspect of your life. 

You didn’t choose the drugs. You chose the addict. A label that found them after the creation of your marriage. A label that was hidden and covered up. 

Divorce. 

A consequence of someone else’s addictions. 

Eventually, the beautiful consequence that will set you free. 

Free to live again. 

Free to love again. 

Free of the consequences of someone else’s addictions. 

xox, Chels

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Chelsea Ohlemiller

Chelsea Ohlemiller

A thirty-something wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea is a sappy romantic, coffee junkie, book collector, and person who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s sarcastic, full of jokes, full of tears, and enjoys writing most when life gets messy or complicated. In 2017, Chelsea's mother passed away. Through her grief journey, she decided to take her mother’s advice and share her writing with the world. One day she gained the courage to honor her mother's wishes and write. It turned out to be one of the best decisions she's ever made.

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