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How to Get Your Partner to Open Up

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Are you having a hard time communicating with your partner? That is a normal occurrence in most relationships. Some of the communication barriers include pent-up resentment and talking patterns we fall into that can be hard to kick. Your partner may be having a hard time opening up if they tend to stonewall or avoid […]

Practicing Assertive Communication

There are many different styles of communication but if you are trying to express your needs calmly and succinctly, you should consider practicing assertive communication. Using this communication tactic, you can state your intentions clearly without overlooking your needs or overpowering others with them. When compared to the alternatives of passive and aggressive communication, assertive […]

How Do I Say What I Mean and Mean What I Say (Without Being Mean)?

Setting boundaries is an essential part of having healthy relationships in recovery. Whether you are the one trying to help someone to get sober or you are trying to stay sober, without boundaries, every stitch of effort to maintain relations will eventually fail. Boundaries are guidelines made to show others how to treat you and […]

Why Does Everyone Keep Saying I Need Help Too?

Now that your loved one has started receiving treatment for their drug and/or alcohol addiction, you may be under the impression that you are free and clear. You may believe that all the problems have gone away since no more drinking or drug use is going on. The truth of the matter is that there […]

What Does Recovery Look Like After Rehab?

The general perception of what could happen once you stop getting drunk and high is that everything will be boring and dull. Drugs and alcohol deceptively make you believe that without their elusive effects, life will be over. You may be worrying about how you will ever get married without a champagne toast or how […]

How Do I Communicate With My Higher Power?

Recovery suggests finding a higher power as a means to gain the direction and strength needed to stay sober. The intangibility of a higher power, however, can keep a person from grasping the concept of faith. Trying to communicate with your higher power may seem foreign and impossible because someone may be looking for something […]

Why Must I Share My Story in Recovery?

Why Must I Share My Story in Recovery?

Talking about your addiction may be embarrassing and daunting for you to fathom. Opening up to others about where the depths of drugs and alcohol take you is probably not on your list of things to do. Sharing your story is not solely for the advantage of others, though, because you will also benefit. Becoming […]

Is Social Anxiety Ruining Your Relationships?

Is Social Anxiety Ruining Your Relationships?

Have you ever become so terrified when you have had to talk and engage with other people that you have become overly panicky? Becoming frozen with fear along with the shortness of breath may be your worst nightmare that occurs when you have to network with others, especially when they are just acquaintances. You may […]