Mental Health and Addiction 18.

My Devious Plan Part 3.

The Plan Goes Ahead. No Stopping now!

On my wedding day, I never imagined that I would be going through such terrible things. Taking children away from their mom, having to make such choices in life is unimaginable.

I had to be strong, not to give in to the tears, the crying and the pain. Knowing I needed to do this for the family was my only consolation. I knew that for us to move forward as a family and to stay together this must be done.

The kids and I drove to a hotel, it was near the airport because my ex would need to fly out to the rehabilitation location of her choice and we would be close when she leaves.

Going Through with the Plan. No Stopping Now!

Going through this was not easy. I talked to my ex and made sure she understood all this clearly. Surprisingly enough she did. She was sober for the moment since it was early morning. She made the calls… I was shocked and surprised that she made the calls quickly. The places were ready for the call and to my surprise, she picked one, booked it and even bought a plane ticket.

She was to fly out the very next day. I was elated. It seemed to finally work. The only thing I could think of was… I should have done this so long ago.

We Don’t Know… What We Don’t Know…

We are all human.

-We cannot go to the service center and replace a part.

-A motherboard cannot be exchanged for a new one or upgraded in our brain.

-We think a lot and procrastinate a lot, especially over very difficult decisions.

Yes, this move I should have made years ago. It is a decision that did not come quickly. It took me several calls with my support person from Al-Anon to realize that the inevitable decision is to ask, send, force my ex to go to rehab. This takes time. Time on my part, that I have done every exhaustible thing from my end to fix things.

I had done everything. I failed.

I thought I had failed, I truly did. Sending her off to rehab was my failure because I couldn’t fix her. This was a very wrong way of thinking. I knew this only after she had left and only after lengthy consultations with Al-Anon.

I thought I had failed. Yet in the end, I succeeded by accomplishing the impossible. Sending off a loved one, even a hated loved one was an accomplishment. I didn’t hate my ex at the time. I hated what she had become. I didn’t fail, I succeeded in trying to fix the family, doing my best to save the family. So, in the end, I succeeded. But how will all this play out?

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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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