Weekend Reading: Addiction Special

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Addiction affects people from all walks of life—including your own.

Aging Baby Boomers Bring Drug Habits Into Middle Age (By Zusha Elinson; WSJ.com) One person’s story of how the past became his present.

Women, Intimate Relationships, and Addiction Relapse (By Robert Weiss; Psychology Today) Why sex can make staying sober so much more difficult.

“Drunkorexia:” The New Craze Among Middle-Aged Women (By Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, M.D.; Everyday Health) More women than ever are restricting their food intake so they can drink more.

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think (By Johann Hari; Huffington Post) Simply a must-read. Then tell me what you think!

Facebook’ Addiction Activates Same Brain Areas As Drugs; How Social Media Sites Hook You In (By Stephanie Castillo; Medical Daily) Why it might be time for a “digital detox.”

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How to navigate new relationships and learn from the past!

7 Damn Good Reasons To Date A Single Dad (Brittany Wong, Huffington Post). Single dads are the best kept secrets!.

20 Things You MUST Accept For Your Relationship to Succeed (Ravid Yosef, YourTango.com). Love just isn’t enough for a successful relationship!

5 Things I Didn’t Know About Marriage Until I Got Divorced (Laura Parrot- Perry, DivorcedMoms.com @Huffington Post). Sometimes the hardest lessons of life are not the ones we planned on.

The Key Thing People In Happy Relationships Do Differently (Women’s Health       , Yahoo.com). Your ability to do this one thing that could put your relationship on a better course!

7 Things To Consider Before Entering A Rebound Relationship (Terry Gaspard, LCSW, Movingpastdivorce.com). Should you have a rebound relationship?

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Happy Weekend!

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Puzzle pieces of a healthy relationship.

This week, it’s all about little changes that add up to big relationship benefits!

The Positive Perspective (By Zach Brittle, LMHC; The Gottman Institute) Another fabulous article from The Gottman Institute on how to add strength to your relationship!

10 Reasons I’m 100 Percent Positive My Marriage Is Divorce-Proof (By Amber Doty; Your Tango) A 100% bold statement—but follow her advice, and yours might be, too.

Real Love is a Marathon (By Grace de Rond; The Good Men Project) Hint: “Getting past Stage Four is what relationships are all about.”

The Two Simple Words that are Greatly Improving My Marriage (and, No, They’re Not “I’m Sorry”). (By Akirah Robinson; Glamour via Yahoo Health) These two simple words can positively change the course of your relationship!

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