Elements Behavioral Health outlines several effective ways to heal your marriage after addiction. These methods include seeking counseling, writing out your feelings and struggles in a journal or notebook, taking some time to work on you, and “creating a new marriage”. The concept of creating a new marriage entails understanding that your marriage, after addiction, cannot continue to function the same way it did during addiction. Certain changes in communication and behavior will be required to move your marriage forward. Furthermore, some may look at back at the “old marriage” fondly because it was familiar and comfortable, but working through this and moving forward onto healing will help both spouses in the long run.
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