Does love truly conquer all..?
Say if you found out your partner had a drink problem... or some other addiction.. Would you stay and help them..? Or would you leave love behind, for the sake of yourself and your future..? Can you really help someone overcome.. or does love conquer all?
you can push the horse to the water, but you cant make it drink.
I mean this in no way pessimistically but I've found that there are some life situations where love is not enough. Love is powerful but it's not equipped to battle someone's addiction.
I think it really depends on the situation. If the addict really wants to get past their addiction and takes action (counseling, rehab, etc) then it is very beneficial if their loved one stands by to support their journey to sobriety. In fact, it is statistically proven that an addict is much more likely to break the addiction if they have support of friends, family and loved ones. However, it really depends on how healthy of a relationship you have with the person in the first place. Just because you love them doesn't mean it's not dysfunctional. The addict has to decide for themselves that they want sobriety; no amount of love from another will affect them if they don't want to be sober deep down in their heart of hearts.
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