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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.

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How to Mourn the Loss of a Loved One (the Healthy Way)

By Audrey Beim

It's never easy but there are better ways to cope. Continue Reading

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5 Steps to Ending Destructive Relationships Peacefully

By Cynthia Adeniyi Cyndy Adeniyi is a psychotherapist in private practice at Out of the Woods Counseling.

Ending toxic relationships is a daunting task, but these 5 steps can lessen the burden. Continue Reading

5 Ways to Help Others Without Harming Yourself When You Don't Have Much to Give

By Cynthia Adeniyi Cyndy Adeniyi is a psychotherapist in private practice at Out of the Woods Counseling.

There will always be people around us in need, but knowing how to help others without hurting yourself is crucial. Learn how yo... Continue Reading


Too Much or Too Little: Finding the Right Balance in Your Relationships

By Nina Bradshaw Nina Bradshaw is a professionally qualified social worker and therapist in the UK. She earned a Master's Degree in Personality Disorder Studies, a Master's Degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a Master's Degree in Sociology/Social Policy/Social Work.

As you care for yourself and others, it's easy to fall into the extremes of isolation or codependency. Find out if your once-he... Continue Reading

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How to Say No to Others When You're Helping Yourself

By Cassandra Huerta

While we bend over backwards trying to scrounge up every ounce of forgiveness we think we deserve, the danger comes when we run... Continue Reading

6 Tips to Surviving Single Parenting

By Dominica Applegate Dominica Applegate has worked in the mental health field for 12 years before launching her own business as a writer. She earned her Master's in Counseling from Liberty Universit

Being responsible for your children and your addiction recovery can be daunting, but these tips can help you manage. Continue Reading

3 Tips for a Healthy Relationship

By Cassandra Huerta

During active addiction, we sometimes involve ourselves with people who don’t truly have our best interest in mind. These tips ... Continue Reading

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5 Steps to Rebuilding a Relationship Destroyed by Drugs or Alcohol

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

Mending a broken relationship is hard but mending a broken relationship affected by addiction is harder. These steps guide you ... Continue Reading

When Is Honesty Not the Best Policy?

By Cassandra Huerta

Some things are best left unsaid. Continue Reading

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What Happens to My Friends When I Recover?

By Kelly McClanahan

Your sobriety will inevitably affect your relationships—some positively, some negatively. Continue Reading

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Sex and Addiction Recovery

By Kelly McClanahan

Are you new to addiction recovery? If so, you might want to think twice before you jump into bed with someone--it could lead to... Continue Reading

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What Does "Surrender" Really Mean?

By Kelly McClanahan

The term "surrender" is bandied about all the time in recovery programs, but what does it mean? And more importantly, is it rea... Continue Reading

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Motivation for Quitting

By Kelly McClanahan

Quitting an addiction takes a lot of willpower, support and determination. But what is the strongest motivating factor? Continue Reading

Managing Character Defects: AA & The Big Book

By Kelly McClanahan

If you can manage your so-called character flaws or defects--and dare to do the things you want to do in spite of them--you can... Continue Reading

What Does "Making Amends" Really Mean?

By Kelly McClanahan

Steps 8 and 9 are all about making amends, but what exactly does that mean? The reality may surprise you. Continue Reading

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