Helping couples restore safety, trust and connection

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy provides an opportunity for exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

When one partner becomes sober, couples begin a process of relearning how to relate to one another. This can be a difficult time. You may feel confused or unhappy about some of the changes you see in your partner. You may have lingering anger and resentment at your partner for their behavior while they were in active addiction.

Choosing to engage in couples counseling requires courage and commitment. It’s a way of taking responsibility for your own well-being while supporting your partner’s sobriety. It’s also a pathway to forgiveness. The therapy process serves to heal the damage addiction caused in your relationship and leads you to make healthy choices in your relating moving forward.