Couples in Recovery

Couples in Recovery


A couple is considered in recovery when one or both partners are looking to achieve recovery. It is a time of great transition and upheaval.

Research suggests that relationship health and wellness is one of the strongest predictors of successful long term recovery. As a result I support couples to discuss and address the three concurrent recoveries (both individual recoveries and the couple relationship) needed to strengthen the overall outcome. This involves providing a roadmap for the recovery journey. While each person is responsible for their own recovery, both partners are responsible for the recovery of their relationship.

Couples who engage with all three recoveries report they are more able to prioritise their own recovery without having to ignore the relationship. They are able to establish healthy boundaries and better manage conflict within the relationship.

Using specialist training and an evidence based model based on the Gottman method, couples are supported as they navigate through the various transitions in addiction recovery.