It’s important that you are forthright in your marriage about any issues you’ve had with addiction, both past and present. This includes drug dependencies, gambling, sexual obsessions and alcohol abuse, among others. Addiction is not only devastating to the addicted party, but to the loved ones as well. If addiction is not dealt with, it can lead you down a road of destruction and tear the entire family apart. If your partner doesn’t know about your battle or you refuse to deal with it, the likelihood of overcoming that addiction is highly unlikely. However, with the proper support and treatment, it is possible to overcome.