Losing someone you love is never easy, but it's even harder during the teen years when you are still gaining perspective on the world and have not yet experienced much loss. If your teen has lost someone close to them, it's important that you, as their parent, are there to help them through the grieving process. Here are four ways you can do just that. 1. Don't force them to talk about it.
Physical exercise is a central theme in many substance abuse treatment programs. In fact, if you plan to attend a residential treatment center, workout clothing will often be included on the list of personal items that you should plan to take with you. After you've completed treatment and are transitioning back into society, you might plan to continue to work out. Physical exercise not only provides myriad emotional and physical health benefits, but can also help to keep you occupied and prevent boredom, which could lead you down a path toward relapsing.
I knew that I loved my husband, but I was having a very difficult time liking him most days. My husband acted much like an overgrown teenager expecting me to do everything for him. He couldn't be bothered to put his trash in the trash can, or put his dirty laundry in the hamper or even carry his dirty dishes to the sink so that I could wash them. After about 18 years of this behavior, I finally had to find someone to go to for help. We started seeing a counselor to try to find a way for me to like him again. It has helped some. My blog will show you a few ways that counseling can help you like your spouse as much as you love him or her.