Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls

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'The disease he has is addiction', Nina Renata Aron writes of her boyfriend, K. 'The disease I have is loving him'. Their love affair is dramatic, urgent, overwhelming - an intoxicating antidote to the long, lonely days of early motherhood. Soon after they get together, K starts using again, and years of relapses and broken promises follow. Even as his addiction deepens, she stays, convinced she is the one who can get him sober. After an adolescence marred by family trauma and addiction, Nina can't help but feel responsible for those suffering around her. How can she break this pattern? If she leaves K, has she failed him? Writing in prose at once unflinching and acrobatic, Aron delivers a piercing memoir of romance and addiction, drawing on intimate anecdotes as well as academic research to crack open the long-feminised and overlooked phenomenon of codependency.