“I am in love with an amazing artist who is also an alcoholic. This person’s income does not nearly match what they need to spend in alcohol, which usually leaves me in a position of having to buy it, so the person does not go off the deep end. My compassion usually results in me spending money I don’t have in order to maintain this person, and I am going into debt because of it, even though I work full time and have a reasonable salary. I know the solution for myself is to walk away, but I fear what will happen to this person if I do that. This is a good and talented person who has a severe problem. They refuse to go into detox and rehabilitation, insisting they can quit on their own. But this person never stops drinking and the vicious cycle continues on and on. Does anyone have any thoughts on how I can help this person and myself, without just walking away?” – Out of My League