Our latest theme on SoberFamilies.com has been Communication Skills. Communicating with a loved one who is drinking too much or using drugs can be really difficult. It can be even more difficult to talk about their drinking or drug use in particular. Let’s review what we covered and see if you can find anything helpful for you & your relationship with your loved one.
- Communicating With a Loved One Who is Addicted: 5 Useful Skills
- Effective Communication Skills: How to Do It
- Tips for How to Use Effective Communication
Next, we found these posts from around the web that relate to the topic & the skill of communicating effectively…
- How to Talk to Your Alcoholic Partner
- How to Talk to a Child About a Parent’s Addiction
- How to Speak With Your Teenagers About Drugs and Alcohol
And finally we interviewed an expert on the topic Jessi Frothingham, MA, MFT for our podcast. As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and certified CRAFT therapist, Jessi’s passion is in helping families to stay in their relationships in a healthier way. The focus of our interview with Jessi is on communication effectively around addiction. She discusses 5 specific skills that have been shown to help family members in their attempts to communicate with their loved one.
SoberFamilies Podcast #5 – Communicating effectively with your addicted loved one
Hopefully you find something useful for yourself here and we will continue to share with you the best, most useful information to help your loved one get clean and sober.