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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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The Spiritual Dangers of “Just Sex” Relationships

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 early recovery, we may instantly cling to the first sign of distraction we see. This usually takes the form of a romantic—or... Continue Reading

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Reconciling in Recovery? These 3 Tips Will Help

By Tori Utley

Addiction can harm the relationships we care most about, like our family, friends and even our significant others. Continue Reading

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The Process of Forgiveness and Its Purpose in 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.

Like grief, forgiveness comes in stages that do not have a set duration of time or order. Continue Reading

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4 Communication Styles Addicts Use to Get What They Want

By Patrick Biegler

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

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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

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

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

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5 Reasons Why an Alcoholic Cannot Love

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.

Here's the real reason why alcoholics have a difficult time reciprocating. Continue Reading

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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

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

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

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10 Things Codependents Say to Themselves

By Lisa OBrien

Trying to cover for an addicted loved one is difficult. It feels humiliating and after a while, people stop believing our excus... Continue Reading

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6 Ways to Make New Friends in Recovery

By Lisa OBrien

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

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A Lifelong Courtship: 4 Steps to Enjoying Your Own Company

By Donn Gruta

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

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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