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Archives for October, 2013

Addiction Recovery

Your Past is Part of Your Story

The true “back-stories” about our days when we were still lost in life’s challenges or in our active addiction is very important to explore and acknowledge. We each carry our stories with us.

Many times the struggles we are experiencing in a romantic relationship, for example, have their roots in past life experiences that evolved into some pretty ineffective ways of coping with discomfort. Those coping strategies (or defects of...
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Addiction Recovery

A New & Healthier Way to Cope. It Can Be Done!

“You’re wrong!”

How many times have you felt attacked with these words from a loved one?  In response, how many times did you recoil in anger or hurl back an equally insensitive accusation?

When we behave in this way within our relationships, we are making a decision to cut off communication and opportunities for personal growth.  Our behavior looks and feels childlike because we are, in essence, throwing a tantrum.  Children respond this way because...
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