what to do what your loved one goes to rehab
Everyone’s journey and recovery are different. No two addicts, alcoholics, or codependents are the same. My experience is as vastly different than the other loved one’s in Keith’s life as it is to other girlfriends of alcoholics and addicts. There are so many different factors that it is impossible to […]

What To Do When They Go To Rehab

banner for my guide to self care in recovery
Self-care. You hear the term all the time. Most recently, NPR published an article about the millennial obsession with self-care, as if taking care of yourself was a bad thing. And it’s not just a Millennial thing. Self-care is well documented as being an important part of addiction recovery and […]

Learning Self-Care

dear friends and family of codependents and loved ones of addicts
Try not to run. We know it may be hard, and honestly, we wouldn’t blame you if you did, but we still need you. It may not seem like it when we are constantly making excuses for our actions and the actions of our significant other, but we promise we […]

Dear Friends and Family of Codependents

Learn what codependency really feels like
One thing that almost every loved one of an alcoholic or addict has in common is codependency. Codependency is the emotional, psychological, and physical reliance on a dysfunctional relationship, and if you are in a relationship with an addict, your relationship is automatically dysfunctional. Whether we know it or not, […]

What Codependency Feels Like

what you should know before dating a recovering addict or alcoholic
When Keith went to rehab, it was the hardest day of my life, outside of the days I lost my grandparents. The man I spent every waking moment with when I wasn’t at work was going away for 30 days and for the first few days, we wouldn’t be able […]

5 Things To Know Before Dating a Recovering Addict