Jesus, I've never heard of someone living his entire adult life doing nothing but this and not stopping.
I would say count your blessings you are not him, but that isn't very nice at all. I've never had an addiction before; I've lived my entire life trying to avoid things that cause me to lose control of myself, so if there's anything I can relate to it would be the fear of loss.
My grandparents on both hereditary sides have all died from heart failure, and they all had one thing in common. They were all alone.
I would say just keep trying to convince her that he's no good, as if that would work anyway, but at the same time if they do end up separated or anything like that she would be left all alone.
All of my senior relatives died of heart attacks when they were alone, probably due to the stress of being alone. If nothing else, he would keep her company in better or worse.
If this comes off as a mite controversial or something, I apologize in advance, but I know I don't want to be alone in the end, knowing all that awaits me tomorrow is the potential for death.
They have lived their entire adult lives this way, maybe it's not as bad as we make it out to be because we haven't been in their shoes, but nothing could be worse than the alternative in my opinion... There is no single easy answer to any of these major questions, there never is...
"It's such a fine line between clever and stupid."
The Chronometal Wars, a fan-fiction taking place in the PPGD Universe. Catastrophe is the only certainty.