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Beverly Berg

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I have been deeply entrenched in the dual worlds of mental health and recovery addiction since 1982. I know that every recovering couple goes through dark times. I also know that no matter how bad it ever gets in the experience of being in a recovering couple, if one has a willing heart and an open mind, great change is possible.

There really is nothing harder than trying to get along day in and day out with the same person, especially when addiction and codependency have been in the mix. It isn't because people are damaged, sick, or bad. It's just the nature of the beast.

Long term partnership is hard, takes work, and strengthens emotional muscles you may never have known you had. I understand the pain and suffering of addiction as well as c

You were always complaining about your partner being so dependent on you, but it is what made you feel secure. You complained that your partner was always home sitting on the couch drunk or stoned, but at least you always knew where they were. Your partner complained that you were always on his or her back every second, but it is what made them feel cared for.

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Chuck Palahniuk
“I see in the fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables, slaves with white collars, advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of the history man, no purpose or place, we have no Great war, no Great depression, our great war is a spiritual war, our great depression is our lives, we've been all raised by television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars, but we won't and we're slowly learning that fact. and we're very very pissed off.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Gabor Maté
“Not all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe they can all be traced to painful experience. A hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviours. It is present in the gambler, the Internet addict, the compulsive shopper and the workaholic. The wound may not be as deep and the ache not as excruciating, and it may even be entirely hidden—but it’s there. As we’ll see, the effects of early stress or adverse experiences directly shape both the psychology and the neurobiology of addiction in the brain.”
Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

Gabor Maté
“It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to find, in the drug or the addictive behaviour.”
Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

Sam   Harris
“What I'm asking you to entertain is that there is nothing we need to believe on insufficient evidence in order to have deeply ethical and spiritual lives.”
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