If you need support navigating the relationship changes that occur in early sobriety, I can help.
Two thirds of American families are touched by addiction.
Couples and families are in crisis.
Couples with alcohol problems are at least four times more likely to separate or divorce.
Eighty percent of my clients have substance-related issues either in their history or currently affecting their relationships.
It is important to know that difficulties in the relationship as a result of a substance use disorder do not end with recovery.
This is normal!
Moving into recovery brings its own set of problems: It is new, unknown, and even though things are better in some ways, not everything seems better or easier.
Most couples have not been given the tools, or even permission to address these issues, even after long periods of successful recovery.
My work with people in recovery is a relational approach with specific goals in mind for the couple and family.
I help couples in addiction recovery:
- Manage conflict
- Establish guidelines for setting boundaries
- Understand what healthy relationships need
- Learn to avoid the patterns that predictable lead to relationship meltdown
- Support each other’s recovery without taking responsibility for it
- Learn ways to prioritize one’s own recovery without having to ignore the relationship
- Differentiate between unhealthy codependency and healthy interdependency
If you would like to approach recovery as an individual, a couple, or a family, call me at Karen Furey Counseling in Austin, Texas. I can help. Unresolved relationship issues, problems that may have been hidden or unaddressed for many years, can now be talked about and worked on.
Couples in Recovery Counseling will help address both the relationship and your individual needs. These needs are not mutually exclusive.
I will help you manage emotions, communicate more clearly and honestly & express your needs for a healthy relationship.
Over time, this transition may lead to deeper levels of trust and intimacy.
Couples in Recovery Counseling can help your relationship thrive. Give me a call today to get started.