Tag Archives: Healthy Relationships

Dating in Recovery

Forming romantic relationships after addiction can be a challenge. You may struggle with lower self-esteem even in sobriety or just feel uncomfortable bringing up your past in a “getting to know you” setting. It is okay to feel uncomfortable when meeting new people after going through something so traumatic. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, […]

How Do I Talk to My Partner About My Trauma?

Opening up to a partner about past or present trauma is a huge relationship hurdle to work through. We want the people we love to support us through the toughest of times, but vulnerability is scary. We may fear rejection once we reveal hardship and the more negative sides of our lived experiences. Trauma is […]

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 […]

Tips for Confronting Someone You Believe Has Relapsed

When you believe that someone you are close to has relapsed, there is no easy way to start a conversation about your suspicions. If they have denied relapsing up to this point, you may not get anywhere with them moving forward. People who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction are just like that. They will […]

Why Having a Healthy Relationship with Yourself will Help You Have Healthy Relationships with Others

Healthy relationships are similar to the concept of not being able to take care of other people if you are not taking care of yourself first and foremost. If you do not have a healthy relationship with yourself, your relationships with others are sure to be only surface level and unmeaningful. Problems that occur from […]