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Being in a long-term recovering relationship can feel like a confusing and frustrating obstacle course at times. I don't know any recovering couples who don't need smart answers, practical tools, and emotional support. I've created this blog to help you recognize the inner wisdom you already possess, and perhaps to add a few new ideas you can try on for size. If you have a specific topic of interest, please feel free to contact me.

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5 Characteristics of People Built for Marriage and Kids

April 13, 2015: There are many adult choices to be faced when people get off the addiction track and into recovery. Recovery can bring clarity to one's fundamental value system and the opportunity to align honestly with it. Whether in a committed relationship, ...
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You Are the Boss of Your Own Recovery

March 30, 2015: It wasn't too long ago that folks only had one place to go to try to get sober, and that was the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous. AA started saving lives in 1935. Before that time, drunks were thrown in the ...
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Recovery: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

March 16, 2015: I recently discovered that I am not just a collector of things large and small, but I'm actually a hoarder. Not the kind of compulsive hoarder who ends up on a reality TV show or needs an intervention. Collecting things ...
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The Prayer Challenge

February 02, 2015: There was no conversation about God or spirituality in my home growing up, but when I was about nine-years-old, I spontaneously started to perform a ritual that I now know would be called praying. The sun would go down, darkness ...
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Three New Year's Resolutions Couples in Recovery Should Stop Making

December 29, 2014: Yes, it's that time of year again — the time when millions of recovering people make promises about how they will finally get rid of unwanted personality quirks and break long-standing bad habits. However, reaching for gold standard goals in ...
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Three Questions You Should Never Ask Your Recovering Partner

December 08, 2014: Like my peers, I used to wish I could get away with asking whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, to whomever I wanted. I grew up in the hippie land of "say it like it is," with everyone I knew ...

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Oct 20
Making Relationships Work in Recovery If you want to give your recovering relationship a chance of thriving, you must learn when to work hard to ...
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WEBINAR: Working Experientially With Couples in Recovery This workshop will clearly define somatic interventions that are effective to help the recovering couple move out of trauma, fear ...
Jan 01
An Open New Year’s Day Love / Fan Letter To Patti Smith / Paying Homage to Adam Roth “Let me respectfully remind you Life and death are of supreme importance Time swiftly passes by and opportunity ...

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