Marriage & Relationship Coach

Alcoholic Spouse? Avoid These Relationship Mistakes

Everyone wants to have a good marriage or relationship.  Even people who have an alcoholic spouse want to have a good relationship.  Alcoholic spouses, too, want to have good relationships.  Unfortunately, some of the things that people do to try to have a better relationship with an alcoholic husband or wife don’t work.  In fact, they can even make...

Addicted or Alcoholic Spouse: Questions and Answers

“Should I help my spouse hit bottom so he or she will be motivated to get help?” You’ve heard it said that things “have to get worse before they get better,” or that substance abusers have to “hit bottom” before they will work on making things better.  This is often not the case, as most people will be willing to work on things when they get moderately...

Help Me With My Marriage: My Spouse Abuses Drugs or Alcohol

Arguing about your spouse’s drug or alcohol abuse will do little good.   Usually, arguing just creates more distance between partners which then either results in increased substance abuse and/or a decrease in communication between the partners.  The problem remains.  Substance abusers generally do not become motivated to work on overcoming their abuse until...