Healthy Recovery, Healthy Relationships Most recovering addicts aren’t strangers to therapy and, as a result, have spent a lot of time working on themselves and their relationships.
They have learned critical relationship skills, including how to identify, process and communicate their emotions and to set personal boundaries while respecting the lines drawn by others.
Men and women learn a lot in recovery, not just about staying sober but living a happy, satisfying life.
They don’t need to be taken care of; they learned how to do that for themselves.
It is strongly advised that they remain focused on themselves until their sobriety is strong.
Once they are settled in their new life, they can then begin to consider sharing it with somebody else.
The first few months of recovery are often described as an emotional rollercoaster because there is so much going on.