The way I see it, there are two kinds of pain. There is the pain that goes on and on and on – and there is the pain that hurts, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. When we love an addict and want them to change, we find that we need to change first, in order for that to happen. Changing oneself is often not an easy process in the short run – but in the long run, it’s so worth it! Difficult family dynamics transform and the addicts we love often also make the choice to make the very changes we were hoping to see.