I'm 39 & write about living with multiple chronic illnesses, anxiety, and PTSD, as well as hot topics, relationships, addiction, domestic violence, parenting, and finance on my bluntly honest blog- Written by Dida at writtenbydida.com
Addiction tears you apart. You can almost give it human personality traits. It's so complex and unique to each addict. Like people, the basics are pretty much the same. Humans all have a body of some sort. Most have hair, skin, eyes, etc., but not everyone has all of these things, and even if they do, they can be dramatically different. Addiction is similar because everyone has their "story," or reason why/how their addiction started. Some are as basic as they just wanted to fit in with a certain crowd; others are much darker and tragic, but there is always a reason. Addressing that underlying cause must be done to ever gain control of it
Everyone has experienced anxiety in some form. Even if it was just as a child, when things were still new and they were forming their personalities. Generally, it’s something the average person is able to work through and overcome. Having anxiety because you have a presentation to give, or you’re going to have to do something unfamiliar, is normal, and will usually fade once the situation is resolved. If you have an anxiety disorder, it doesn’t work that way.
Anything meaningful takes work. Especially relationships. Any type of relationship requires some sort of effort to maintain, but marriage can be especially hard work. As it should be. Recently, I've seen and heard many people going on about how if you aren't "happy" with your partner, you should leave them and find someone that makes you happy, or be single and discover what you really want. Which is all fairly decent advice if your relationship is still in the dating stages.