How to Survive and Thrive after a co-dependent relationship, with Nina Renata Aron

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Nina Renata Aron is the author of the excellent memoir, Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls, centred around a long and painful co-dependent relationship with an addict.

The book ends not long after Nina finally finds the strength to walk away, and I wanted to talk to Nina about the aftermath but also about co-dependent relationships in general, something that doesn't get discussed enough.

What exactly is a co-dependent relationship? And when is it right to leave? If addiction is indeed an illness, is it wrong to leave an addict? And what responsibility, if any, does the co-dependent partner have?

The book: Deborah Levy's The Cost of Living

You can find out more about Nina and her writing on her website; you can follow her on Twitter @black_metallic and Instagram ninarenataaron.

If you're affected by someone else's addiction, you can find information and support at Alanon & Alateen UK or Al-Anon US If you're wondering if you're co-dependent check out Coda patterns of recovery. If you're looking for information on or support with addiction go to: www.ukna.org www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/aa-meetings/find-a-meeting Alcoholics Anonymous UK and Alcoholics Anonymous US Narcotics Anonymous UK and Narcotics Anonymous US

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