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Bridging the Gap Between Addicts and Those Who Love Them
Sherry Gaba LCSW
It is not uncommon to enter into a relationship with someone who seems like Mr. or Mrs. Right during the dating phase only to find out they have an addiction problem.
Simply stopping a behavior does not end an addiction. In fact, stopping an addictive behavior often creates a void or a vacuum that was managed by the addiction.
One of the factors this book, which is written from the interviews with women living with alcoholics, is the way that living with an addict changes a person's self-definition.
Most people have at least one person in their life who seems to be in the same horrible, dead-end relationship over and over again, but the partner seems to change.
The term cross addiction is relatively new but is something that has always been seen in clinical practices.
As a psychotherapist and life coach specializing in addiction recovery, I am frequently asked by family members what they should or should not do. Often, family members worry.
Most people have had moments of being embarrassed and perhaps even humiliation in their lives. This is usually a result of doing something we see as foolish or wrong.....
Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and certified recovery and life coach who helps people cope with lifelong addictions and underlying issues such as depression and anxiety.