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Should I stay in a relationship with my boyfriend who’s being treated for drug addiction?

This week, psychotherapist Siobhán Murray advises a reader who is not sure whether there is a future for her and her boyfriend after a drugs relapse

For most people in active addiction, the only thing that matters is their condition and not the impact it has on people around them.

Dear Expert,

Recently, my boyfriend went into rehab for a month and I was asked to talk at one of the gatherings about how his drug addiction had affected me. I was very nervous. For the first two years of our relationship, I didn’t know that he had a problem. It only became obvious gradually, as his behaviour became more erratic over the past year. He confessed to me on holidays that he’d had an ...