It is easy to hope but hard to accept his behavior to get better. He is doing all the right things, saying all the right things and doing what he needs to do. Sometimes you feel like pinching yourself but we have been down this road before. I guess sometimes this is like a road trip, keep the destination in mind but be sure to enjoy the ride every mile you travel. Right now I feel like we are traveling a very nice road but, the destination is far away.
Even though from the past it is nearly impossible for me to believe him. However the most important thing I can do for him is to believe IN him. Last night I verbally said, "I believe in you, it is really important that you believe in yourself." "Do you believe in yourself?"
His answer was, "Yes"
With him trying to be serious about ending this we understand that our home is not a safe or easy place for him to live. I feel it is even more important for him to get to a clean living environment now more than ever. We understand that getting out of here now is on different conditions than when he is lying, stealing and using. It seems we are even more intent on getting him out of here and re-located now than when we wanted to just throw him out on his butt.