We’ve all heard this saying in addiction recovery that we’re only as sick as our secrets. This is something that I think holds 100% truth.
I had explained a couple of weeks ago that my sibling that was in recovery was now in active addiction again. He has now once again broke the news to my parents that he is in fact back on drugs and that all of the money that they put up for him to get off drugs the last time has essentially been for nothing.
What I’ve learned about my family during the last few days is that they try to keep so many secrets. It’s exhausting trying to keep up with who knows what and who should be kept in the dark. And then it hit me… we’re only as sick as our secrets.
I pretty much put my foot down this time telling my family that we aren’t going to play this secret game again. We all need to start being open and honest about our problems. I told them the benefit that I found in the past from living this way.
It’s almost like I got sucked back into a secretive way because I don’t want to be the one causing waves in the family. Well eff that. We are done with that.
Talking about things and sharing things is what make us ok. So I truly believe the saying we’re only as sick as our secrets and as of right now… my family is pretty sick.