Monthly Archives: February 2013

Why is Recovery THE Answer?

Despite my experience with recovery and the 12 Steps, when difficulties arise, I still occasionally catch myself falling into old thought patterns. Some of those thoughts are a gut-level emotional response to the situation. Some are my attempt to find a quick solution to a problem. Neither is particularly productive nor useful. Fortunately, my experience with … Read More

Love Others

Valentine’s day is a great day for those of us in recovery to remember those around us. Have you shown your love to someone today? Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the romance of Valentine’s day, we simply forget the human desire to be loved. You don’t have to be in a relationship to … Read More

Getting Serious: Dating in Recovery, Part 5

If you’ve been careful to take time for yourelf and your personal growth after your initial treatment in recovery, then when the right person comes along, you’ll be able to more successfully enter into a long-lasting, fulfilling relationships. But remember. .  . Serious Relationships Take Serious Work As the relationship progresses, you should open up … Read More

How to Have a Healthy Relationship: Dating in Recovery, Part 3

Focus on Fixing Your Life, Not on Finding Love People with a healthy view of relationships are not obsessed with finding love. When you’re spending all your time looking for someone to date, you aren’t spending the necessary time working on your own life to become a better person to date. Maintaining a healthy relationship requires … Read More

Dangers of Addictive Relationships: Dating in Recovery, Part 2

Even though many of us in recovery are lonely, jumping into a dating relationship isn’t always the wisest idea. Dating in recovery can actually easily trigger a relapse—or a new addiction to relationships. Because It’s easy for relationships to become just as addictive as substance abuse, it is not uncommon for those just starting out … Read More