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Trust and Communication: The Most Significant Elements of Effective Communication in a Relationship

Monday, May 25th, 2020

The two most important elements of a successful relationship include communication and trust. Communication involves effectively transmitting or sharing one’s ideas and feelings. Trust is being able to completely believe or rely on someone. These two… Read More


The Effects of Substance Use Disorders on Romantic Relationships

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

         Successful relationships occur due to equality in partnership. Romantic relationships already carry complexity and difficulty, especially as time goes on, and new issues arise. When a substance use disorder (SUD) emerges as an issue in… Read More


Losing Support From Loved Ones

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Recovery is an incredibly courageous journey, and you simply can’t continue on without people around you to support you. As human beings, we fundamentally rely on social interactions because we crave social connections and feeling as… Read More


A Deeper Look at The Hero Role Within the Dysfunctional Family

Friday, February 28th, 2020

Substance use disorder (SUD) does not only affect the individual with the disease, as it impacts the entire family. This relationship is evident when looking at the roles that family members take on to try and… Read More


Family Roles in Addiction

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Family can play a big part in how much a person’s addiction can grow as well as recovery. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence says that addiction can place a lot of stress on… Read More


5 Roles People Play in Families with Addiction

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Addiction is a disease that affects the whole family. Children growing up with an addicted parent have to cope however they can. Their parent may be unpredictable, sometimes loving and sometimes angry. The parent may be… Read More


6 Ways to Cope When a Loved One is Addicted

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Having a loved one with a substance use disorder is never easy. Addiction changes your behavior, changes your priorities, and makes you do things you would otherwise never do. You might not even recognize your loved… Read More


Lens of Life

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Throughout our lives, we develop a lens through which we view the world. A lens is not good or bad, it’s just a way in which we view the world. Our lenses change over time as… Read More


Sex and Money: The Taboo Topics

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

I have often heard the joke, “The only two things you don’t talk about in marriage are sex and money.” I have giggled alongside the jokester, but until now never given it much thought. Why don’t… Read More


Do Not Pass Go

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

In a world where it is easy to put our best feet forward online, it makes me wonder how many of us are using the online world to avoid close relationships. We have ways to access… Read More


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