Love is complicated enough without adding a addiction to the equation. If you’re struggling with a loved one who has a drug or alcohol problem, you’ve probably been told that you need to practice “tough love.” What does that mean? For me, it means letting go and trusting the process. I hope you can trust me when I tell you that “tough love” is the best gift you can give to an addict.
As we are in the midst of Awards Season, the Partnership and Time To Talk are proud to bring you the Parents Choice Awards for Best Teachable Moment. Talking with your kids about the risks of drug and alcohol use can be a big challenge for parents and caregivers. One easy way is to use […]
We are constantly told not to isolate. I’m here to tell you its okay to be alone, for a while. This pain is what I call our ‘deepest soul’s anguish’. We must be allowed to grieve in private. It’s when the isolation becomes out of balance that we run into dangerous territory.
A big issue for me has been the guilt I feel as I move on without my daughter. How do you have fun or enjoy anything when someone you love is lost in their disease? Figuratively speaking, I keep the porch light on. I let her know we love her, we are here if and when she wants to seek help. We will do what we can but the reality is that she has to make her journey in her own time and I have to make mine in my own time. I choose now.
I recently met a mom who felt her four kids didn’t appreciate how good they have it so she is taking them to a soup kitchen this week. Shes hoping that doing community service will give them a greater perspective on the world, help them appreciate what they have, and get a chance to find […]
There’s a rapidly growing anxiety among teens. Its all about being constantly connected and how feeling out of the loop is well, torturous. And its no laughing matter. Many teens I talk to feel compelled to check Facebook constantly and respond to email and text messages immediately no matter where they are and what they’re […]