National Recovery Month by Dr. Jennifer Leggour, Psy. D. 3

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September is National Recovery Month which is an observance held every year to educate people that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or A couple coming for pre-marital therapy, questioning their own abilities to commit to this relationship for the remainder of their lives began to come weekly to therapy. The couple struggled with a history of infidelity (within a pre-marital relationship when they first got together), leading to continuing issues of trust which also were exacerbated by experiences throughout lives of their families of origin. It was common for the couple to experience conflict more than weekly and to often notice all the negatives within the relationship, rather than the positives. There was blame and responsibility for one another’s emotions, and a lack of emotion expression all together from one of the members of the relationship.