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Erin H A Wife From NC

Is my loved one rationalizing when he tells me not to worry because "relapse it part of recovery"

My loved one says its ok if he relapses because its part of recovery. I hear this from him time and time again. Is this a fact that he's manipulating to rational going back to drinking?
Wife17 Relapse can be part of recovery, but if there is no follow through with meetings or getting back into the solution afterwards it is likely an excuse. It is only part of recovery if the person is taking actions to deal with why they relapsed and working with others to move forward.