An alcoholic experiencing a dry drunk can get better with help.
He was great in the beginning, perfect, complimenting me, seeming to be a easy going guy, attentive, fun loving. If you love him, leave him. Slowly, insidiously, it seems like all the triggers that once might have been a good reason to pick up a bottle are still there. Magical thinking can involve unrealistic expectations, unreasonable goals, and simply believing that things will occur if they are wished for hard enough. Loved ones may not recognize the symptoms, since they're used to the behavior. Also, in a very real sense they were abandoned by the other parent who failed to protect them. To date I have never had a person walk through my door that was not self medicating an underlying psychological issue.