Why are New Relationships Discouraged for the First Year in Recovery?

Why are New Relationships Discouraged for the First Year in Recovery?

Relationships in early recovery can be riddled with difficulties. If we’re already in a committed relationship when we begin our recovery, we often find trust and forgiveness to be particularly challenging. A healthy relationship requires honesty, compromise, and work. When addiction is part of the equation, the difficulties increase exponentially – but with effort and commitment on the part of …

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Should You Talk to a Loved one About Their Addiction?

Should you talk to a loved one about their addiction?

  The struggle is real.  If you talk to someone about their addiction a million questions can run through your mind.  Will I lose them?  Will I drive them away and deeper into their addiction?  Will they lash out at me in anger?  The fears can be overwhelming. Perhaps there is another way to think about it.  Making choices based …

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