Friday, July 29, 2016

Are You Addicted to Toxic Relationships?

Sure, this sounds like something you’d read in a women’s magazine (and you may very well have) instead of on a rehab site, but the truth is that a toxic relationship can be detrimental to your lasting sobriety.

Now more than ever it’s important to reflect about past partnerships and to be honest about your dating history. This way, when you are ready to put yourself out there, you can make better judgment calls about who to date and who not to date. And, ultimately, you can learn to recognize a healthy relationship and a person who will make you proud of you and your journey toward a sober life.

Here are some of the many warning signs of a toxic relationship.

Your partner…
  • Brings you down or makes your feel inferior
  • Is unable to give you emotional support 
  • Makes you question your self-worth
  • Gets you involved in unethical or illegal behavior
  • Pressures you to get high or drunk
  • Uses you for sex
  • Disappears for periods of time without any explanation
  • Lies to you over and over again (small and big lies)
  • Makes you feel more sad than happy
  • Never makes compromises; you’re always the one giving in
  • Is emotionally or physical abusive
  • Is very controlling and you feel frightened to share your opinions
  • Is always calling the shots and making the plans
  • Never shows gratitude or appreciation for you
  • Tries to make you feel jealous
  • Constantly criticizes or makes fun of you
Healing Relationships and Attachment Wounds
Our goal at Rising Roads Recovery is for you to be able to identify a healthy relationship and actively participate in it by the end of your addiction treatment. We assist you in being able to speak up for yourself and to respect yourself and your partner in all areas. To learn more, call: 866-746-1558.

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