"My kid's got a problem that I caused. It' going to be a long time before he'll accept my help," Norman said with a sigh. "Don't know what I'm gonna do in the meantime."
I said, "A lot of families don't know what to do when a loved one refuses help. The best they can do is get better themselves. You know how people say they're in a good place or a bad place? Usually 'place' includes the people around them. If those people get better, their reluctant loved ones are in a better place, right? Your son doesn't want to move, but you can change, you can help him get to a better place by improving yourself. Stay sober, work on your own recovery. Do it for yourself, but know you may be helping your son in the process."
Today I will help people who won't move get to a better place.
Sober Not Somber (c) 2015, 2016 by Ken Montrose