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It should be universally acknowledged that recovery is a journey and creating positive social networks can make us feel supported and confident on our way to positive well-being.

To recover means to find hope, develop self-esteem and resilience. Recovery is personal and recovery should be whatever recovery means to you.

Discovering your purpose and meaning in life, becoming independent and finally, building healthy relationships are important. Our relationships in life can make a huge impact, to be in a safe and secure one, can improve our health.

What does a healthy relationship look like when we are going through recovery?

  • Communication
  • Respect
  • Boundaries
  • Support
  • Trust

When entering a new relationship, it is vital to have nurtured foundations and to trust in your independence. The ways in which we are less developed emotionally, perhaps due to trauma, affect the reasons and intentions for having a relationship.

‘’Healing our inner teenager’’ – Our inner teenager may be guarded, more focused on being chosen, seeking approval, not truly knowing what you want but demanding something.

But once we mature into an adult who understands and knows ourselves, we can make healthy self-loving choices guided by our core values.

Starting with boundaries is a beneficial foundation to set when building new healthy relationships. Tuning in with yourself and recognising your personal boundaries, assures that you won’t be giving too much or too little of yourself when you are recovering, finding the balance and being able to find someone who gives back.

This self-awareness and willingness may turn our triggers into teachers. Asking directly for what you want and need rather than waiting for your partner to guess.

Maturing into a self-loving being can be taking responsibility for your reality and inviting others to meet you there.

Respect is about admiration and consideration for each other, it must be reciprocated for a conscious relationship. Make daily efforts to appreciate who your partner is and how they are feeling. Treat them as ever-evolving, ever-changing beings and make them feel regarded.

Engaging emotionally with your partner means you can check if they do understand you and if you understand them. This falls into good communication too – responsive to each other’s needs.

Mutual willingness might make you feel vulnerable at first however if the relationship is conscious and healthy, you will feel a balance rather than the narrative you are being taken advantage of.

You are both unique individuals and time apart, community connections and friendships separate from your relationship can strengthen your romance. Knowing what you want is direction! And whatever connections you already have are opportunities to make more.


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