Dating a former heroin addict
Even if these roles are not as pronounced as what we think of as outright abuse, the child is still learning that their voice only angers this person and they develop a passive, submissive disposition.
And this is not to say that an addict cannot feel love, this is specifically addressing the fact that an addict who is active cannot be in a healthy relationship with a co-addict.
In fact, we try to respond to all real life questions personally and promptly.
If you find yourself in the situation where you love an addict and you cannot let them go, then you need to get down to the root of your issues, not theirs.
I am not saying 100% that an addict cannot be a good partner but from my experience both personal and professional the relationship that theactive addict is in falls far below on the scale of things that are important to their drug of choice.
That being said if two people are addicts and they find each other and they are OK with the fact that drugs come first then yes maybe their relationship will be easier.
The behavior may be so severely suppressed that the co-addict does not even relate to or remember when they lost their sense of self.