When A Man Loves A Woman

This movie is a compelling and accurate depiction of the relationship between an alcoholic (played by Meg Ryan) and her husband (played by Andy Garcia), as they recognize the severity of her alcoholism.  She recognizes she has a problem when she nearly dies in the shower, begins sobriety, and enters recovery.  He was focused upon taking care of the children and was happy when she stopped drinking.  His difficulties became more evident as she becomes healthier.  The movie provides an excellent characterization of  “hitting bottom” and entering recovery.  It is even more impressive its portrayal of her husband’s co-dependence and struggle with adjusting her to becoming healthier. It is no surprise that this movie is often shown in alcohol and drug treatment programs.

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