What Are The 4 Horsemen?

The Gottman Institute has developed four signs that signal the end of a relationship, which they call The Four Horsemen. Here is an excerpt from their website, stating where the name came from: “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a metaphor depicting the end of times in the New Testament. They describe conquest, war, hunger, […]

What In My Relationship Triggered Me?

The Gottman Institute is a good resource for couples dealing with addiction in their relationships. They aim to “reach out to families in order to help create and maintain greater love and health in relationships.” Loving someone with an addiction can be a difficult thing. Or, maybe you’re the one with an addiction and you […]

How Long Should You Wait Before You Start Dating?

Most experts recommend that you have at least a year of sobriety before you start dating again. This can seem like an unbearably long time to some people. And relationships often form during treatment or 12-step meetings. However tempting these relationships might be, there are some very good reasons to hold off on romantic entanglements […]

Do Married Couples Need to Be Celibate in Recovery?

It is often recommended married couples refrain from sexual relationships for 90 days into a partner with addiction sobriety. This is especially true when it comes to sexual addiction. This will help a person get sober and let recovery take place on its own without other things getting in the way. When you can work […]