My husband is addicted to meth..how to tell the kids
I am so glad that I have found this forum! I thought I was all alone in this insane fight! I have recently discovered that my husband is addicted to meth. He owns his own business and like another wife on here he uses that to excuse his addiction. Almost a year ago, as far as i can remember he would start not coming home at night... saying he was working... long story short after months of confronting him about foil (that he would blame on his employees) I found a glass pipe in our kitchen cabinet! He couldn't deny that. He finally admitted that he was doing meth and, that he would quit. Well that was before Christmas and of course he hasn't. Sometimes he doesn't come home for 7 nights and 8 days, claiming of course he is "working" I have also had the unfortunate discovery that he is addicted to porn. (I was shocked and somewhat relieved to see that is a side effect from other post) And, he buys large quantities of "stiff nights" which i know that he is not using on me. I was so hurt.... I have begged him to get help or WE both get help. He refuses. I have spent many a night crying after he has promised to come home and never does. I have told him that I will leave if he doesn't go to rehab or get some help. But the last time was the worst. He flew off the handle! I have NEVER seen him act that way. He has NEVER called me names and to be honest with you I didn't leave because his reaction was so crazy I was scared for the first time. Could he hurt me? My attorney suggested a restraining order but, I know that will make him furious... I'm not sure what to do. We live in a small town and the law is somewhat of a joke. I'm just trying not to rock the boat at this time. We have 3 girls at home. Two that are 7 and 10. They have started to notice. The daddy's working excuse doesn't seem to be working any more with them. He ALWAYS makes promises to them that he will come home and then doesn't. And when he does finally come home all he does is sleep. Well I have had enough and called an attorney yesterday. My problem is now. How in the world do i tell these innocent kids... I just can't imagine what to say. HELP!