How addiction can undermine a relationship

By |2022-04-04T17:49:13+00:0022 Jan 2019|Categories: Divorce|


Many things can ruin a relationship and lead to divorce. Different couples face different challenges. Every case has its own unique factors to take into account.

One thing to think about, though, is the role that addiction can play. There are a few ways that it can push a couple to the edge.

Naturally, it’s easy to imagine how a destructive addiction can become a problem. If someone is addicted to gambling, for instance, then they may use up all of the family’s money on that addiction. There will be a point where the person’s partner just has to leave for their own well-being.

However, addictions that aren’t as clearly obvious can also be problematic because they provide a sense of comfort and support when things aren’t going well. This means that, at a time when spouses should look to one another for this support, one person is not providing it. They feel as though they’re getting their support from the addiction. It could be alcohol or drugs, for example. Even food can be an addiction.

This ends the relationship because it pushes the individuals farther apart rather than helping them come together. It can also lead to dangerous and unhealthy attitudes toward foods, drugs or alcohol. These are major expenses, health issues and possible safety issues.

As you can see, it’s not hard for a serious addiction to make things spiral out of control. If this happens in your relationship, if your partner is addicted and you need to seek a divorce and move on, make sure you know what steps to take.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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