Re: My partner is an opiate addict
Glad to see you posting, although I am sorry for the circumstances that led to it.
Kennedy, I am going to cut to the chaste here and say gently that you need to not be with this guy at this point. I know you have invested a great deal emotionally in him, but he needs time to get his life straightened out before you can be included in it. An old adage concerning addicts is that they should not be in any relationship until they have a year's clean time behind them.
For him, if he is truly trying to reach sobriety and sober thinking, it needs to be a time of selfishness where he can toatally concentrate bon no one but himself. This is a must for an addict.
I wish you well
For you, it needs to be a time for yourself to sort things out, perhaps see some other people, and to really dissect the relationship. If he makes it, then in a year he can contact you and you can decide what you want to do. I know a year is a long time to be with someone, but when we look for a life-long partner, we need someone we can fully trust and someone who is capable of investing back in us. To start off with issues, we only can look forward to a life of more of the same.