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“Personal experience”

Robert Alexander.
Language: English
Country: Spain
Typology: health care professionals
Text:
I have spent two years living with my mother-in-law, she is alcoholic, although he never admitted it, or accepts it. At first, he tried to correct this behaviour, which caused clashes and conflicts between us. Then, for a long time I ignored case, although it left me worried about his status that has been getting worse with the passage of time. Their children are not here, living all abroad, by which, together with her husband don Andrés, try to meet with her frequently, provided that it is sober. We have avoided for a long time a conversation explaining our opinion and, when we finally had it, surprised to recognize his problem first and asked that we help it. She has not yet received professional help but at least, we believe it is a first step, has accepted that he is not well and that you need help. I owe to narrative medicine this development, since I began to learn about the subject, I risked to speak with my father-in-law and together to address the issue in a different way: from listening and affection instead of from anger.


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