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10 Wishes What Loved Ones of Addicts Really Want

Having someone love be an addict can be difficult to deal with. The loved ones of addicts always want to make sure they say and do the right things. Fran Simone, a contributor writer for Psychology Today says that there are 10 wishes that the loved ones of addicts want. 

  1. They wish they could silence the voice of fear
  2. They wish they could let go of our anger
  3. They wish they didn't keep family secrets
  4. They wish they could stop enabling
  5. They wish they could set and keep boundaries
  6. They wish they didn't indulge in self-pity
  7. They wish they were less judgmental and more compassionate
  8. They wish they could accept the things we cannot change
  9. We wish that we didn't lose hope
  10. We wish we could enjoy life

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Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.