Doctor’s take an oath to do no harm. When the surgeons operated on Barbara, she was an exception. They knew they risked harming her. Barbara knew it, too, but she sacrificed herself to save the husband she loved. In the end, her sacrifice wasn’t enough to save the marriage.
In this painful episode with a hopeful ending, Sheri and Matt are honored to talk to Barbara about her experience with end stage alcoholism, and letting go so she could survive. Barbara’s advice to anyone in a similar situation is powerful. “Hope doesn’t always look like staying together.”
If you love or loved an alcoholic, and your recovery could benefit from connection with people who understand, please check out our Echoes of Recovery program.
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Your interview with Barbara was thoughtful and emotional. I am so proud of Barbara and her ability to stay strong and still so compassionate with her very sick husband. Many would have thrown in the towel years ago. Thank you for giving her the opportunity and the venue to be heard. This is such an important part of her healing and recovery. Thank you from deep within my heart, Matt and Sheri!
Barbara’s honesty and vulnerability is unique and powerful, and it is our honor to have her voice in this movement of healing!
It was Barbara was telling my story. Thank you
Sorry for your situation, Tanja. Thank you for your bravery, and for listening!