This week has been hard,

Someone I love is spiraling.

Quite possibly to the point of no-return.

I have no ability to influence the situation. No ability to make them see reason. No ability to help them make better choices. Instead I am on the sidelines, watching. But this isn’t about me. My struggle on the sidelines is irrelevant right now.

What is relevant is the potential loss of a young life, a life with so incredibly much potential, and a person loved by so many.

If the stars align, attitudes change, and good choices are made, there is still hope. Hope that treatment will be a choice they make. And, then hope that a bed can be found, before it’s too late.

But, as much as I hope, I fear I will be going to a funeral, and my family will be torn apart once again.

* Please, if you are struggling, ask for help before it’s too late, people love you and people are here to help. Call a local help line or call a friend or a family member. Reach out and talk to someone like Crisis Services Canada – 1.833.456.4566.

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14 Comments on “Spiraling

  1. Oh, MPB, I am so sorry. It is so hard to be helpless while someone you love is being self-destructive. I am sending best wishes that something will change for the better, and big hugs to you in the meantime. ❤

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  2. I’m so sorry for your suffering in this. It is SO HARD to watch someone you love spiral down, and that helpless feeling goes against our nature to help and heal. Unfortunately, as you well know, all you can do is love them and be there if/when they come to you. I hope they reach out. Sending love!

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  3. I’m so sorry that you are having to experience this. I hope that they will find strength and get the help needed soon. I will keep you and your loved one in my thoughts.

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  4. Hugs.. This post hit home for me right now. Someone I love is struggling immensely and the situation is beyond my control. I’m sorry you’re going through this.


  5. Oh this is so sad. I am so so sorry. My words seem painfully inadequate at such a time but they are sent with love xx


  6. I am so sorry. It is so hard to watch someone you love spiral out of control when there is nothing you can do about it. Wishing you and your loved ones peace and hoping for a good outcome.


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