Rebuilding relationship trust after addiction issues is possible. This can be a long and challenging process, and here are some tips:
Honesty is best policy: Honesty is crucial in rebuilding trust. It is essential to be open and honest about your addiction, struggles, and your recovery journey. It may be uncomfortable, but it’s important to share your thoughts, feelings, and concerns with each other.
Stay Consistent: Consistency is important to building trust. Show your partner that you are committed to your recovery and that you are maintaining your sobriety. Follow through with your promises and commitments.
Communication : It is vital in any relationship, but it’s especially important when rebuilding trust. Talk to your partner regularly and openly about your progress, challenges, and on going goals.
Take your time: Rebuilding trust takes time, and it won’t happen overnight. Be patient and understand that it may take some time for your partner to trust you again.
Find a supportive community. Find support groups, therapy, trusted friends and safe family members. Having a support system will help you stay accountable, motivated and committed to your recovery goals.
Actions speak louder than words. Show your partner that you are committed to making positive changes in your life by staying sober, making healthier choices and treating them with respect and kindness.
Remember, trust is easily lost and not easily earned. Trust can be rebuilt with time, willingness and consistency. If you would like to talk about your own situation, I am offering a sliding scale fee for 60-minute sessions. Please call NWA Marriage & Family Therapy at 479-225-0055 and leave a voice mail.
Isn’t it interesting how so many new relationships are made around Valentines Day? When this day of love and romance comes up, that pending questions will we be celebrating it together with this new person in our life comes up? Does this relationship mean the same to each of us? That thrill or surprise to know that some one is interested in you and you in them can feel great? Valentines Day can often be a day of thrill and surprises, and for other’s it can also be a day of closings and endings.
It is interesting to see how love can be in the air when we as a society and as an individual make set our focus on paying attention and doting on another person by sharing our feelings of love in so many special ways. Alternately if you have been in a long term relationship or marriage, could your relationship benefit with a little more intimacy or fun?
This month of Valentine’s I am offering enrichment sessions for couples that feel they are doing well and are stable who might want to share and explore greater intimacy together as a part of their ongoing commitment. Give the gift of an enrichment session a great unique Valentine’s Day Gift. Please call and ask for an appointment at your convenience, Saturdays are available for sessions as well.
Make every day Valentine’s Day by focusing on the love that you have in your life, that many come in many forms and that we so often take for granted. Remind yourself every day to be thankful.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all.
If you wish to contact me, please call my office telephone 479-225-0055, & leave a message. Thanks