What would you tell your past self?



For those of us with loved ones in long term recovery, what’s one piece of advice you wish you could give your past self?


To my past self - the young mom who was was all alone taking care of her baby and wondering where her husband was - I would tell her to reach out for help. One of the best decisions I ever made was to take care of my own mental health and make an appointment with a therapist. It was my first step toward true healing, and it absolutely changed me and my marriage.


Decrease the rush, and the pressure that I put on him and myself. That recovery won’t happen on my timeline and not to rush it. Appreciate the progress in each small step towards healthy behaviors and away from harmful ones.