This was not the way that you imagined your five year wedding anniversary to be. You are in California, and your husband is back with his parents in Ohio. In fact, at this point you feel that it is more than the distance of hundreds of miles that is keeping the two of you apart. The drinking. The drugs. The lies. The stress.
Five years ago if someone would have told you that you would be calling your 32 year old husband’s parents and making arrangements to send him home you never would have believed it. Yet, here you are, alone on your anniversary, not really sure if any amount of relationship counseling can help you work your way through these problems.
The fact that your husband no longer refused to attend the couples coun