Most of us know a couple who are in a co-dependent relationship. When bonded by marriage, it is even a more involved situation, because it isn't as easy to just pack up and leave. We all know that in recovery, they let us know how important it is to surround ourselves with positive influences that are drug-free, but what do you do when your own spouse is needing recovery as well? I am not currently in this situation, but I have been in similar ones in the past. It is so hard to see the ones you love not follow in your footsteps with recovery, but at some point, it is not productive to hold onto them. I definitely think if there is any type of abuse going on, the key should be to leave RIGHT away or as soon as possible, but if someone is in recovery, do they try to help their spouse recover as well? I've seen some situations in which one spouse leaves the home for awhile until the other spouse decides to enter recovery as well. I think this could be a good idea, because it may result in the spouse not currently in recovery, to seek out recovery once they realize that they may be hitting rock bottom. It is probably a lot healthier than staying in the situation and exposing yourself to addiction, especially when you are in recovery yourself. What advice would you give?