And what if—what are you if the people who are supposed to love you can leave you like you’re nothing ?

― Elizabeth Scott, The Unwritten Rule

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Addiction is the blindfold and bindings that restrict our ability to build our children and families. Raising children and supporting a family is difficult enough, without being enslaved by a substance or other addiction.

http://www.everydayfamily.com/how-does-addiction-affect-my-child/

Better a thousand enemies outside the tent than one within it.

Arabic

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The very same adversity can make one bitter and another better. A thoughtful and prayerful study on how to face adversity can change one’s world.

http://www.tentmaker.org/Quotes/adversity_quotes.html

Poverty is in want of much, avarice of everything.

http://masterrussian.com/proverbs/russian_proverbs.htm

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La rabia de la tamalera: que otra se le ponga enfrente
What makes the tamal-vendor fly into a rage? Another tamal-vendor setting up shop in front of her?
We need our space.

http://www.spanish-learning-corner.com/mexican-proverbs.html