How Can We Stop Enabling Addiction in Our Relationships?

How Can We Stop Enabling Addiction in Our Relationships?

Because so many of us struggling with addiction are in relationships with other addicts, a very common relationship theme that coincides with addiction is enabling. We enable each other’s unhealthy habits, emotional and behavioral patterns, and addictive cycles. We encourage each other to use. We exacerbate each other’s self-destructiveness. We compound each other’s self-sabotage. Enabling…

Rebuilding Our Relationships in Recovery

Rebuilding Our Relationships in Recovery

One of the many advantages of being in recovery is getting to rebuild the relationships that were damaged, broken or estranged as a result of our addictions. When we’re struggling with our addictions, we can be extremely self-destructive and consumed with anger, both of which can make us take our pain out on the people…