Because relapse is most common in the first years of recovery—leveling off at about five years—Faulkner cautions that those who are sober be cautious about dating people who imbibe. “If you’re talking about someone with good sobriety dating someone who is a casual or responsible drinker, there isn’t necessarily a problem,” she says. “If the …∞
Women in recovery from codependency, alcoholism or addiction may have experienced or be experiencing painful sexual intercourse. This article may help identify the problem. Sex is supposed to be enjoyable, but for countless women suffering from vulvodynia, that’s not the case. Characterized by; pain or discomfort with sexual intercourse, rawness, stinging, itching and burning in …∞
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Physician heals others as he heals himself It’s hard to ask for help when you’re the doctor, but being a doctor doesn’t mean you’re immune to mental illness and addiction. The story of a Warkworth physician illustrates this fact. But the ‘Courage To Come Back Award’ Michael Kaufmann recently received from the Canadian Association of …∞
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Communication With A Higher Power I guess that the first communication I had with a Higher Power, came when I asked for help to stop drinking. This Higher Power could have been God to some, but for myself, at that time, my Higher Power was Alcoholics Anonymous. Before I could possibly consider any more than …∞
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Alcoholic & Co-dependent Roles There are several roles that alcoholics/addicts and their partners adopt with each other. Some of these are; Controller – Person who cannot allow anyone to grow or be anything other than what they want them to be Dual Personality – Person who can change “hats” at the drop of a dime, …∞
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Image via Wikipedia An alcoholic or addictive relationship may be marred by abuse. This symptom list may raise ones awareness of the problem. There are many signs of an abusive relationship. The primary sign is fear of your partner. Other signs include a partner who belittles you or tries to control you, and feelings of …∞
Many people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, co-dependency and compulsive gambling may identify with these points. They may be the victim, the perpetrator or an observer. These reasons apply to heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual and transsexual people. Additionally, just because someone is in recovery does not exclude them from being difficult in relationships. Why …∞
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Myths and Facts about Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault Self-help is the best protection against drunk and drugged sexual assault. You wake up in a strange bed. Your head is pounding, your muscles ache, and you have no memory of the night before. The last thing you remember is heading to a party with some friends – …∞
Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time By Melody Beattie A book for any one who has had a relationship with an alcohol, addict or compulsive gambler. Adult Children of Alcoholism / addiction, wives, husbands, parents &etc. Review By Neal J. Pollock (VA USA) While I have not read Melody Beattie’s other works, I …∞
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Not only is vibrator use common, but the two studies also show that vibrator use is associated with more positive sexual function and being more proactive in caring for one’s sexual health.
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