How to Get the Best Out of Your 12-Step Meeting!

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Love the article? Share it.. Attending a support group can be a very positive part of your recovery plan, as long as you understand what is healthy and what is dysfunctional. Let’s look at a few qualities of support groups and what happens when things get out of balance… Similarities vs Enmeshment When I join […]

Recovery With a Capital R!

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Love the article? Share it.. Recovery is not something you just fall into because you stopped your addiction. It is imperative that you view Recovery as Active, Alive, Constantly Changing, a Verb…and something you never take for granted. Yes; there are simplistic things you can do (e.g. eat healthy, exercise, attend meetings, avoid triggers, go […]

Reinventing the Concepts of Recovery

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Love the article? Share it.. Wouldn’t it be great if we could wave our magic wand and no one would relapse? Until we understand more about addictions (and we have work to do there), we will have to tackle relapse in other ways. Let’s look at a couple of possible breakdowns that might lead to […]

To Love From Recovery: 5 Tips for Success!

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Love the article? Share it.. We will look to some of our strong recovery tools for answers to having a strong, successful love relationship. Many very wise people have told us “If you can’t love yourself, you can’t love anyone else.” It is important to love yourself in order to have a successful recovery. When […]

Infidelity in Your Marriage Stage IV

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Love the article? Share it.. “Cheating on a good person is like throwing away a diamond and picking up a rock”.  In Stage IV the focus will be on reinventing yourself. Now you are living your life either as a single/parent or a couple healing from the betrayal in your marriage. When you are successful […]

Say No to Abusive Relationships Forever!

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Love the article? Share it.. Unfortunately, when you grow up with emotional or physical abuse your body can wire love and abuse together and it think’s that is normal. Some people who grew up with abuse have the ability and resilience to say NEVER again. Often we find if there was one person who provided […]

Dating After Divorce 

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Love the article? Share it.. Whether this is your first time in the dating world or you are newly divorced and entering the dating world, there are some steps you can take to help guard against divorce. There are no guarantees and why not do everything you can to live happily ever after with that […]

The Power of Conversation While Dating

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Love the article? Share it..One of the most powerful foundations of a successful marriage is the quality of conversations the couple can have together. What does this look like when you are dating? Let’s look at 5 domains of concern conversations, I believe will enrich your dating experiences. 1. Career Now that you are out […]

What Do Real Men Want? Real Women!

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Love the article? Share it.. “In a world where you can be anything… be yourself!” “He /she makes me want to be the best person I can,” is music to my ears when I am working with people in the dating game. In this day and age life can be challenging and couples need to be […]

 
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