“The control issues I developed kept me from being a successful parent, partner to my wife, employee and friend to others. I was driven by fear (which I thought was strength) to control everything and everybody around me, and I guess I thought that using alcohol and drugs would ease the pain inside. Just getting through the day without anyone getting too close or threatening me in any way seemed to be the goal.”
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I’m not telling you it is going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it! If you need help getting started check out the resources available on the 1in6 website or Malesurvivor. Take the chance and reach out. You will find you are not alone and there are many of us walking the path who will help you along the way.