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Archives for July, 2013

Addiction Recovery

“Let It Begin with Me”: the Secret to Healing in Your Relationship


How often do I look at my partner and think, “Gosh, I wish the nagging would stop!” or “I am sick of the mood swings and the outbursts!” At these times it seems so obvious that my partner is the broken one.

We can hear our sponsor’s voice saying, “What about the spiritual axiom that says whenever we are disturbed, no matter what the cause, there is something wrong with us?”  But...
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Addiction Recovery

Keep It Simple …and Loving

The effects of alcoholism or other addictive disorders on a romantic partnership can be devastating (understatement). We assume that the damage done is going to take time to repair.  Most of us imagine that our relationship will survive; we understand however, that there are no guarantees.
The fear of a failed relationship after entering recovery can be overwhelming.  This fear may cause you to delve too deeply into the wreckage...
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Addiction Recovery

You Can Love – One Day at a Time


 

Many of us have been deeply hurt in our romantic relationships. Sometimes our partner has hurt us. Other times we have been shamed by our own behavior toward a partner, leaving us with a profound low self-esteem.

While technically these events are all in the past and not actually happening at this very moment, learning to live “One Day at a Time” in a romantic relationship can be...
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Coping

Harmless Flirtation

In our last article (Falling Out of Love) we explored how partners who feel dissatisfied may begin to think about romances outside of the one that they are currently committed to. For many couples the thought of betraying each other is frightening enough to cause one of them to begin reading books on relationships or searching the internet for couples counseling. Some partners deal with...
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