What Does Enabling Mean? How to Know What Helps and What Hurts

What Does Enabling Mean? How to Know What Helps and What Hurts

What does “enable” mean? The definition I think applies here, according to Merriam-Webster, is “to make possible, practical, or easy” (emphasis mine).  Enabling looks a lot like love, probably because it’s done through love. We do what we can to make the way “easier”...
9 Cliches You’ll Hear in Recovery and What They Mean

9 Cliches You’ll Hear in Recovery and What They Mean

Cliches stand the test of time because they’re true. In recovery, cliches abound—they’re a simple way to remember certain truths that are important to keep close at hand, especially when faced with difficult situations. But they can often sound close to scientific...
How to Tell If Your Loved One Is an Addict

How to Tell If Your Loved One Is an Addict

When it comes to a loved one’s addiction, denial is a slippery concept to grasp. For me, I recognized my husband had a “problem”; what I wasn’t ready to admit is how deep that problem ran and what kind of solution he needed. What signs of addiction should I be looking...

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