Bad Habits

Case 435


I have been trapped by alcoholism. It has brought many problems into my marriage, including fights and recriminations. I’ve asked my wife to forgive me for what I’ve done wrong, but two weeks ago she began saying that she wants to get separated. I just found on her mobile phone that she has been in [...]

Case 4352023-02-18T21:43:39-07:00

Case 388


I have a wife and a son.... I think I am an alcoholic because every week I drink, and then I feel sad and disconsolate, and beg God to deliver me from alcohol. I think that it is not good for my son to grow up watching me drink. Right now I work far away, [...]

Case 3882024-04-02T22:07:31-07:00

Case 363


I am devastated. I am thirty-five now, but I had a great childhood and was taught well, to the extent that I had never even touched a cigarette or any alcohol. I worked hard, as my parents taught me, so that at thirty, I already owned four businesses.... Two years ago I unexpectedly encountered the [...]

Case 3632024-04-02T22:14:28-07:00

Case 341


More than two months ago I went out with some friends to celebrate the birthday of one of them. We ended up going to dance in a discotheque. All was going well until a guy that I didn’t know asked me to dance and, since I had been drinking, I danced indecently. What I did [...]

Case 3412024-04-10T21:00:47-07:00

Case 331


My husband and I have two children, a nineteen-year-old son and a seven-year-old daughter. My son came home drunk. I served his dinner, and he began to eat with his hands. I brought it to his attention and he reacted badly, to the extent that he wanted to attack me. My husband told him to [...]

Case 3312024-04-02T21:30:15-07:00

Case 326


I have an older brother who is thirty-five and I am thirty. He has been separated from his wife for two years because he is a drunk.... He doesn’t do anything for his two children and he lives off of other people.... Three years ago he got a loan, complete with a legal contract, and [...]

Case 3262024-04-02T21:31:40-07:00

Case 294


For the last three years I have been a student in the university, far from my hometown. I had the misfortune of falling prey to the addiction of playing video games on the Internet, which has caused me to lose two years of study and to make little headway in my career. Over this past [...]

Case 2942024-04-10T21:34:50-07:00

Case 278


I feel very lonely and left out by everyone, with the exceptions of my husband and my parents. When I was fifteen I made the mistake of gossiping about a friend. My childhood friends and neighbors began to pull away and have since not talked to me, except for saying hello and goodbye. I began [...]

Case 2782024-04-10T22:07:56-07:00

Case 226


I have a nineteen-year-old son who smokes pot. When I found out, I worried about it a lot and thought that I could solve the problem myself by talking to him about it. However, my son has continued smoking marijuana, and has become very violent. I haven’t been able to get him to give it [...]

Case 2262024-04-02T22:18:53-07:00

Case 214


My mother gave birth to me when she was an unmarried teenager. I grew up in a household with a grandfather and uncles who are alcoholics.... In spite of the fact that my mother never hit me, she caused a gaping wound that is difficult to heal. She is also an alcoholic and, even though [...]

Case 2142023-06-08T20:56:26-07:00
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