Self-care is about setting boundaries, letting go “Some of us have so many voices in our heads, we could hold group therapy by ourselves,” said Rokelle Lerner, a popular speaker and trainer on relationships, women’s issues, and addicted family systems. This internal chorus is often composed of voices from our family of origin, voices of …∞
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Grief may be expressed–without the aid of alcohol, drugs When Joanne and Bob (not their real names) came to the Center for Grief in St. Paul, Minn., after their daughter’s death, they were paralyzed by loss. They couldn’t sleep or work, and their relationship was eroding. "We also quickly discovered they were attempting to anesthetize …∞
When drinking or drugging one has sex, uses sex and does sex for various OK or not so OK reasons.
Recovery from alcoholism/addiction increases sexuality and desire.
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The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have. –Leonard Nimoy Look around you at the happiest people you know. They are also the most generous and giving people. A generous spirit creates its own environment. In recovery we talk a lot about gratitude – and we have a lot to …∞
Are You Burning Out? Many people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, co-dependency or gambling may get to a point that it all seems just too much or burnout a little in recovery efforts. This can be serious sign on the road to relapse, a bust. This article may help you think about the issues involved. …∞
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Some insightful questions to examine possible relationship problems experienced by people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, co-dependency and Adult Children of Alcoholism (ACOA). I must be “needed” in order to have a relationship with others. I value other’s approval of my thinking, feelings and behaviors over my own. I agree with others so they will …∞
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Families and friends of alcoholics can help find hope and help in Al-Anon/Alateen Those who live with alcoholism often live in fear: fear of abuse, fear of anger, fear of trusting others. Al-Anon Family Groups (including Alateen for younger members) is a source of understanding, help, and hope to families and friends of alcoholics. The …∞
Men in their 50s have more satisfying sex lives than men in their 30s Men in their fifties are more satisfied with their sex lives than men in their thirties and forties, recording similar levels to 20-29 year-olds, according to a survey published in the February issue of BJU International. A team of experts from …∞
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Making Amends: is doing what we can to repair the damage that our past behavior has caused. Making amends is an essential part of Twelve Step recovery. In accordance with AA’s Ninth and Tenth Step, we make direct amends to people we have harmed in the past and to those we continue to harm. Step …∞
The study also found sex differences in the importance and type of kissing.
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