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14 Years Sober: Kristen Bell Shares A Sweet Post To Celebrate Dax Shepard's Success

Date September 5, 2018 14:02

Breaking addiction can be a rough road and for many addicts, accepting the problem is the hardest part. Comedian Dax Shepard is one of the many celebrities who braved the odds and spoke openly about his battle with addiction and the progress he made curbing it.

Shepard has gotten a lot of help in his journey. His wife, Kristen Bell walked with him every step of the way and the duo maintain a healthy relationship. Speaking with the hosts of Good Morning America in March 2017, Shepard revealed that they even attended couples therapy to help their relationship.

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According to Shepard, not having contempt for one another is key to staying happy in a relationship and his journey with sobriety is proof that this works.

 

To the man mocked me in our wedding photos because I cried too many tears of joy, Who wore a baby Bjorn for 2 straight years to show his girls how to be as adventurous as possible, Who held our dear little shakey mann pup for 8 hrs straight on the day we had to put him down, I know how much you loved using. I know how much it got in your way. And I know, because I saw, how hard you worked to live without it. I will forever be in awe of your dedication, and the level of fierce moral inventory you perform on yourself, like an emotional surgery, every single night. You never fail to make amends, or say sorry when its needed. You are always available to guide me, and all of our friends, with open ears and tough love when its needed most. You have become the fertilizer in the garden of our life, encouraging everyone to grow. I'm so proud that you have never been ashamed of your story, but instead shared it widely, with the hope it might inspire someone else to become the best version of themselves. You have certainly inspired me to do so. I love you more than I ever thought I could love anyone, and I want you to know, I see you. I see how hard you work. You set an excellent example of being human. Happy 14th year sobriety birthday, @daxshepard. Xoxo

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Two days ago, Bell shared the sweetest post on Instagram to celebrate Shepard’s 14th year of sobriety. In her long message, Bell spoke about the joy she felt and how Shepard had worked so hard to stay on the straight and narrow.

I'm so proud that you have never been ashamed of your story, but instead shared it widely, with the hope it might inspire someone else to become the best version of themselves.

Ending her message, Bell said her husband was truly an inspiration to her. She also used the opportunity to remind everyone how much she still loved him. Shepard also got another special birthday surprise from his wife, a personal tour of the King's Hawaiian factory.

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Many relationships fall apart when one partner is fighting drug abuse and does not get the support they need. Sometimes, people feel they are unable to help a partner due to proximity. Learning about addiction is a good first step to take when dealing with a struggling partner.

 

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It can get hard staying in love with an addict but patience helps. Many of them do not end up in their situation on purpose. If addicts eventually need to be committed, regular visits and kind words of encouragement will go a long way to help them heal.

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