Khloe Kardashian: I know you don’t want to throw in the towel on your marriage, but addiction experts tell us that if Lamar Odom refuses to go to rehab for much longer, you MUST save your own heart and life.
Khloe Kardashian — no one could be a more loving wife than you’ve been to Lamar Odom. You took on the burden of his drug use for months without even telling your family, so you could protect him. Then you urged him, without success, to get help and go to rehab.
Khloe Kardashian: You Need to Think About Yourself
After advice from experts, you responsibly gave him an ultimatum to go to rehab or leave your marital home so you wouldn’t be an enabler.
But now, it’s been weeks and he still hasn’t committed to getting sober.
At this point you need to start focusing on yourself and ending your own pain so you can move on with your life.
“If [Khloe] is being abused, she needs to get out [of her marriage] as fast as she can. If Lamar is out there using and running around with other women — and more than likely that is the case — she needs to move on ASAP,” advises LA addiction expert, Steven Orenstein.
Well Khloe, it’s been widely reported now that Lamar appears to still be involved with drugs — and that’s why he’s not at home — and he also appears to have cheated on you. In fact, you were so concerned about that, that you actually had yourself tested for STDs, according to Radar Online.
Khloe “needs to send Lamar a clear message that she is unwilling to live with a practicing addict and that if he doesn’t seek help, she needs to move on,” says Orenstein.
Khloe, other addiction experts say the same thing: “Lamar needs to get help right now! His life is out-of-control and in danger. Khloe must give him the ultimatum that if he doesn’t get help, she can’t live in the same space with him again,” advises Dr. Jeff Gardere, the chief mental health contributor to Healthguru.com.
The problem, Khloe, is that you can’t force Lamar [or any addict] into rehab, as you already have learned. He has to be fully ready himself to go and commit to getting sober, or else treatment won’t work, according to several experts.
Khloe Kardashian: You Can’t Wait Forever
Right now, you’ve been trying to be patient and you’ve been waiting for him to hit rock bottom and seek help but how long can or should you wait?
You’re 29, you’ve given four years of your life to Lamar, and you love him, but are you going to end up waiting years for a man who may never come around to sobriety?
How long Khloe could put her life on hold is a very good question, says celebrity relationship expert Dr. Gilda Carle, of drgildacarle.com.
“I know some women who have put their lives on hold,” she says. “Everyone’s different. If Khloe saw that Lamar was trying, that’s a reason to stay around for a while. But if he’s in total denial, then she’s going to have to cut her losses, and move on.”
Those are tough words, Khloe.
Lamar Odom Knows He Has A Problem
But a source close to Lamar told Hollywoodlife.com EXCLUSIVELY: “He knows he’s got a problem but he’s not admitting that to nobody… and Lamar is stubborn and would rather be left alone.”
So Khloe, I hate to admit that your mom, Kris Jenner — who’s reportedly pressured you to divorce Lamar — may be right. But ultimately, you need to save yourself and have a good life and create the family you’ve dreamt about.
If Lamar can’t admit that he has a serious problem and enter rehab with the determination to get clean soon, you need to put yourself first and start on the journey to the next stage of your life.
You have so much love to give. You need to find a man who will respect that, and will love and cherish you and NOT have a drug or alcohol problem.
Do you agree Hollywoodlifers? Let me know.