A couple in recovery talks about their relationship.
Sometimes, when things get difficult, one of them will sulk for a week or so. Then, because they care for one another, they start talking again. They’re unhappy because these cycles are happening more often. What to do?
To help them, I point out statistics on marriages. Something like 50% of them end in divorce.
Though I haven't seen studies on recovery relationships, I think we addicts face bigger challenges than so-called “normal” folks.
After all, many of us show up in relationships with issues. And sometimes not much knowledge of intimacy.
But one resource we addicts do have that so-called “normal” people don’t is the 12-step programs.
We have meetings and sponsors to help us through rough patches – including in our relationships.
This couple might look there for help.
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