My sister told my son what I keep secret

Dear Abby: My husband was a drug addict 18 years ago. It was a very difficult time for us; He underwent rehabilitation and we were almost divorced.

Ginny Phillips

Fast-forward: He is doing well and, although we still have problems, he has not used heavy drugs for 17 years. To soothe his discomfort, he has only one occasional drink or CBD oil used.

My sister-in-law told me last week that my sister told our son (who was 17 at the time) about my husband’s drug issue. We always kept quiet about my husband’s past, feeling like we would finally communicate with our son when we were ready.