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Find out how to navigate the relationships in recovery. From romance to broken friendships, we have tips on how to move forward in a healthy way.

Woman passive aggressively asking for money to buy alcohol

4 Communication Styles Addicts Use to Get What They Want

By Patrick Biegler No content available.

For someone who is still in throes of addiction, there are some styles of communication we’re accustomed to using as our primar... Continue Reading

Codependent couple

Holding On: Why Codependency Has Such a Tight Grip On You

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

Healing from a codependent relationships takes work and time. Professional help is typically required, depending on the duratio... Continue Reading

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How to Develop Healthy Social Connections in Recovery

By Audrey Beim No content available.

A positive social support system is crucial in choosing alternative behavior outside the addiction. Otherwise, isolation can an... Continue Reading

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How to Talk to Your Family About Recovery During the Holidays

By Tori Utley No content available.

Whether they're supportive or critical, your family will probably ask about your recovery this holiday season. Here are 4 thing... Continue Reading

The Search and Rescue Process of Recovery

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

In active addiction, the only priority becomes the substance of choice. Family, friends, jobs, beloved pets and even children g... Continue Reading

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The Changing Tides of Friendships From Addiction to Recovery

By Lisa OBrien No content available.

One writer shares how herself and her friendships have evolved over the course of her recovery. Continue Reading

Hearing the details of other people’s lives and responding correctly can be tricky.

The Importance of Confidentiality in the Recovery Process

By Heather Adams No content available.

The promise that the information exchanged will remain safe is of prime importance in a support group setting or even in all co... Continue Reading

10 Things Codependents Say to Themselves

By Lisa OBrien No content available.

If you are not sure whether you are codependent, take a look at the following statements and ask yourself honestly if any of th... Continue Reading

Friendship

6 Ways to Make New Friends in Recovery

By Lisa OBrien No content available.

All of these ideas and more are a great way to open the door to new relationships that are healthy and substance-free. After al... Continue Reading

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A Lifelong Courtship: 4 Steps to Enjoying Your Own Company

By Donn Gruta No content available.

While it's wonderful to have another person cherish you on this holiday, the most important relationship to have is still the o... Continue Reading

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself if You’re Struggling with Relationship Challenges

By Joanne Chu No content available.

Lori Jean, a certified relationship coach, unveils the three most important questions to ask yourself if you're struggling with... Continue Reading

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The Most Toxic Relationship You Have May Be Yourself

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

The most abusive nature that these individuals are familiar with is typically exhibited in the way they treat themselves. Continue Reading

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Explaining the “Come Here, Go Away” Dynamic in Adult Children of Addicts

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

Not all adult children of addicts have the same experiences, but experts say they all seem to share the same inability to provi... Continue Reading

true friend

4 Basic Attributes of a True Friend

By Dominica Applegate No content available.

Now that you're in recovery, your friendships may take on a new meaning or you may find yourself seeking new friends. Here are ... Continue Reading

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13 Jokes Only Codependents Will Understand

By Dominica Applegate No content available.

It's time to lighten things up. Here are 13 highly relatable jokes only those struggling with codependency will understand. Continue Reading

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