Have you ever been an enabler?
Have you ever enabled someone who had an addiction/disorder?
Other forms of self-harm
An enabler is someone who by their actions make it easier for an addict to continue their self-destructive behavior by continuously allowing, excusing, financing, bailing out or rescuing.
If you don’t mind going into details, who did you enable, what was their addiction and what ended up happening? Or perhaps you can share the story of someone you know having gone through this.
I really don’t want anyone to join this thread and judge others for their actions. Someone who enables is not a bad person – most of the time it’s done out of love, but they can fail to see how what they’re doing doesn’t help the other person. Or, perhaps they do see it, but don’t at the moment have the ability and self-control to stop. Regardless, please keep any ridicule to yourself. Thanks. :)