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Unhealthy Habits: How to Recognize When They Prevent You From Being You

Unhealthy Habits: How to Recognize When They Prevent You From Being You

Unhealthy Habits: How to Recognize When They Prevent You From Being You Unhealthy habits come in a wide variety. Some habits, such as biting your nails, may not seem as detrimental as lying or an addiction. Because there are varying degrees of how your unhealthy habits affect you, it can

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Overcoming Betrayal and Entering Therapy

Overcoming Betrayal and Entering Therapy

Overcoming Betrayal and Entering Therapy For so many partners of addicts, entering into therapy can seem so overwhelming. It feel like you’re just trying to hold the fabric of your life, and maybe even your family together. The idea of participating in therapy can be so overwhelming. It can feel

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What to Do When You Waited Too Long to See a Therapist

What to Do When You Waited Too Long to See a Therapist

What to Do When You Waited Too Long to See a Therapist Unfortunately, it’s common for people to wait “too long” to take that step of seeking out a therapist. I see this most often with people who are dealing with addictions, and people who are having relationship issues. In

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6 Ways that Family Therapy Can Help Enhance Your Recovery from an Addiction

6 Ways that Family Therapy Can Help Enhance Your Recovery from an Addiction

6 Ways that Family Therapy Can Help Enhance Your Recovery from an Addiction Addiction is a heartbreaking disease.According to the Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) initiative, it affects more than 23 million Americans. But it is not just the addict who suffers from the turmoil of addiction. Family members

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Holidays and Knowing Your Place in Recovery and In Your Family

Holidays and Knowing Your Place in Recovery and In Your Family

Holidays and Knowing Your Place in Recovery and In Your Family For those who are in recovery, the holidays can be a complicated time. There have often been discoveries and disclosure, which can dramatically shift the dynamics of your relationships. This can be true of marriages and romantic relationships, but

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Knowing the Root Cause of Your Addiction

Knowing the Root Cause of Your Addiction

Knowing the Root Cause of Your Addiction When focusing on making changes to addictive patterns of behavior, the behavior itself tends to take center stage. Whether it’s compulsive sexual behavior, alcohol use, drug use, or gambling, the natural thing is to want to disrupt the pattern of behavior. After all,

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Rekindling Your Relationship While in Sex and Porn Addiction Recovery

Rekindling Your Relationship While in Sex and Porn Addiction Recovery

Rekindling Your Relationship While in Sex and Porn Addiction Recovery Whether you’re in recovery for a sex or porn addiction, or you’re in a relationship with someone who is, it can be difficult to rekindle your relationship. When a relationship has dealt with these issues, there are often a series

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Motivation to Change

Motivation to Change

Motivation to Change Finding motivation to make changes can be difficult. It can also be contradictory. For example, in therapy, many clients will come with the belief that they want to make changes. In fact, a part of them does know that change would help them, benefit their lives, and

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Sexual Compulsivity and What Makes Sense to You

Sexual Compulsivity and What Makes Sense to You

Sexual Compulsivity and What Makes Sense to You In this video, Michael Salas talks about personal considerations that you need to make regarding sexual compulsivity. Because opinions can differ greatly within the therapy community, it can be confusing to figure out what path you should go on. Here are considerations

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Emotional Struggles Later in Recovery

Emotional Struggles Later in Recovery

Emotional Struggles Later in Recovery After the dust settles in recovery, and things began to become more stable, it seems like it would be natural to be in a place where life is flowing easier. However, this time can often be a complicated time for those in recovery. This can

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