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Email of the Day: I Found the Strength to Put My Family First

By Dr. Laura on March 4, 2024
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Two years ago, I called to ask you about getting my husband to stop drinking. Today, I want to thank you for giving me the advice that truly changed our lives for the better.


I contacted an attorney after our conversation, and I approached my husband with an ultimatum. He was to go to rehab and stop drinking or prepare for a divorce. He didn’t hesitate. The next day, my husband called rehab and set his sights on sobriety.


You made me realize that I chose my husband and chose to have three children with him. Now, it was time to own my decisions and protect my kids. It was the first time in our relationship that exhibited such strength. And it was you that gave me strength.


My husband hasn’t had a drink since. I love watching him be the husband and father I knew he could be. He could go back to drinking at any point, but I will always harness my strength to put my family first.



With gratitude,


I Found the Strength to Put My Family First


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