Relationships

Healthy connections and support systems are vital to your recovery. Learn about how you can build new relationships and work on old ones.

Relationships

What Are Words of Affirmation and How to Use Them

Words are powerful and can either strengthen or weaken a relationship. Learn examples of words of affirmation and how to share them.
Recovery

Boundaries in Recovery: What They Are, How to Set Them, and Why You Need Them

Setting boundaries is essential in addiction recovery not just for the family, but the person with the substance use disorder themselves. Here's why.
Relationships

How Relationships Can Help Sustain Lifelong Recovery

“Never make the addict feel alone,” Hari advocates. Let them know that there is support whenever they are ready. Love them no matter what.”
Blog

Dating in Early Recovery from a Relationship Expert

Typically, if you're sober, you're told not to date in early recovery. But having a tactful approach can help you form healthy relationships.
Family Wellness

5 Things to Say to Someone Struggling with Alcohol

Talking to a friend or family member about their excessive drinking is not easy. Learn what you can say to help them realize that they need help.
Relationships

7 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

Every relationship is unique and requires different tools to grow and be happy. Here are common signs of a healthy relationship to help you assess the quality of your relationship.
Relationships

What Gaslighting Means with Examples: Don’t Fall for this Trap

If someone is questioning your memory or downplaying your feelings, you might be a victim of gaslighting. See common examples of gaslighting and learn about solutions.
Relationships

5 Tips for Rekindling the "Spark" in a Relationship

For long-term relationships, that initial "spark" can die down over time. Find out how to rekindle your relationship with these tips.
Relationships

How to Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery

Dating in early sobriety is not advised. Find out what it takes to develop healthy relationships in recovery.
Family Wellness

5 Do's and Don’ts When Your Partner Is Struggling with Addiction

You don't have to feel powerless when helping an addicted spouse or partner. Learn how you can best support your partner in seeking recovery.
Recovery

My Experience Setting Boundaries in Early Recovery

Setting boundaries in recovery is hard. In my personal experience, I learned a few things you can do in case your boundaries are tested.
Recovery

Own Your Sobriety: How to Date in Recovery

Jumping back into the dating scene may feel daunting to those in recovery. By owning sobriety and having confidence, everything else will follow.