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Relationships & Recovery - Family

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:38 pm
by Vik
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Problematic drinking or drug use by yourself or a member of your family can be a stress not only on individuals, but also on the relationships between your family members. Often when making change, healing relationships is a challenging but highly rewarding process for everyone. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to this, but there are a number of resources available to support you and your family, depending on the circumstance.

Some helpful tips when working on this together is
  • Try to keep discussions in a healthy space - actively listen to one another. Take time out if you feel things may not be going in the right direction.
  • Allow yourself boundaries – clearly communicate with one another what you are and are not willing to discuss and put up with.
  • Seeking support for yourself is an important self-care strategy. It is beneficial both for you and for your relationships.
Some extra reading you might find helpful:
How has your journey or the journey of someone in your family affected your relationships? How have you coped with this?
Or perhaps you're working on healing relationships now - how's it going? Is there something which has been particularly helpful for you that perhaps you can share with others?