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10 Ways to Increase Intimacy

As time goes on in a relationship, it is very easy to get too comfortable, and forget about intimacy. Many couples go through this. Susan K Perry Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, says: " Intimacy is the sense of being fully known by another person, and of being loved because of who you are." Here are some ways to increase intimacy in your relationship. 

What It Means to Get Clean and Sober

You might already know that you want to get sober, but perhaps you’re afraid of what you don’t know. You might already know that you need to get help for an addiction, but you might not know what your life is going to be like if you’re sober. Certainly, the unknown is exactly what keeps many men and women from getting the treatment they need. Not knowing what to expect in treatment but also not knowing what to expect in their own lives can be frightening. This article is meant to give you a taste of the addiction treatment experience so that you have a sense of what’s coming.

What To Do When You're Feeling Like You Want A Drink

There are those moments in life when a beer or a glass of wine sounds really good. Maybe it's the end of a long week or you've completed a challenging and intense project. Or perhaps you've got the kids and the pressure of parenting is getting to you. The problem is if you've been through addiction treatment then those yearnings for a cold beer or a tall glass of wine might feel invasive or frustrating. On the one hand, having a drink might feel good for a short period of time. On the other hand, doing so will be dangerous. It might lead to relapse and returning to a life you no longer want. So what do you do when you feel like you want to have a drink?