Counseling For Couples In Recovery

Couples with a member in recovery are a specific challenge as a couples counselor. A couple that has had active addiction or alcoholism is like a couple who have suffered from an affair. And in a sense, we treat them similarly. The couple that has a newly sober member is now truly a couple. That demanding third party (alcoholism or addiction) is no longer making demands and calling the shots.  Figuring out life after recovery can be difficult for a couple. Sometimes, more so than when there was active alcoholism in the picture. 

Online Counseling For Couples In Recovery in New Jersey

Couples and Communication

Couples who have a member in recovery sometimes suffer from a commutation gap. The recovering person is entitled to their privacy about how they’re recovering so they can define what works for them. And, the family member is entitled to some information so they can feel safe and secure. To know that healing is actually happening and, that it’s sustainable. We help couples navigate this problem with mutual understanding and support. 

As a couples therapist, I can help a couple in recovery feel more connected

If you’re ready to take the next step and have a professional help you rebuild your marriage and come back stronger, you’ll want a therapist who truly understand relationships, but also has a firm understanding of recovery.

Let’s create the relationship you want on your terms, not on alcohol’s terms. We can navigate the difficulty of a relapse, and get your relationship back on track. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started.

So, what can a couple in recovery do?

Couples who have had an active addict who is newly sober, or couples who have a person in recovery sometimes suffer from:

The non-recovery spouse has a lot of lingering feelings and resentments about how they were treated prior to recovery.
The recovering person is working hard. They are trying to do something very difficult. And, their spouse is not appreciating their struggle and effort.
The non-recovery spouse is sometimes suspicious of the new life-where are they? Are they really going to meetings? Are they really getting better?
For both people, the progress of recovery can be hard to spot. aren’t we repeating the same old patterns, just without our drug of choice?

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