Beautiful Boy

David Sheff’s ‘Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction’ is a book that I have revisited recently and is a heartbreaking, honest and brilliant depiction of some of the struggles involved in loving someone with addiction issues.

Try not to compare your insides with other people’s outsides. That is, it may look as if everyone else is doing great, their kids are sailing through. But no one sails through. When we tell others about our struggles, we find tremendous relief. We find comfort. We get help. We are reminded that life is hard for everyone”.

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