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Genuine Love is a lot of things but never toxic

Genuine love doesn’t have to be all flowers, gifts and passion. It doesn’t have to be perfect in every way. What do you really need? Kindness, compassion, acceptance. Gentleness when things go awry. There is no place for abuse and toxic behavior where there are healthy relationships.

When you’re new to recovery genuine love is a new idea

Building positive relationships is one of the main goals of a recovery life. Sometimes we come into recovery with dysfunctional relationships, whether with family, friends or romantic partners. But, in recovery we learn how to detach with love from toxic or troublesome people and connect with people who care for us and want the best. If you’re new to positive relationships and need some tips on how to build them, Read more.

And you have to love (or at least be kind to yourself

Most of us know what it is but do not understand what self love is. You eat because you understand that you need nourishment. It is very sad that most of us are trying to conquer external battles like finding love, finding success, finding happiness and yet we do not understand that self-love is the root from which everything grows. It is because of the lack of self-love that we have many social conflicts in the world. How can we love the next person effectively before we have learned to love ourselves unconditionally? When you love yourself conditionally, you cannot love another unconditionally because why give someone else something you do not have? Our understanding of self-love is learned during childhood from those that cared for us. In most cases, it is taught unconsciously, we just got a glimpse from watching those that nurtured us. Read More about self love


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Haley Laferney
Haley Laferney is the Graphic Designer at Reach Out Recovery and a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design. She is also a gold and silver ADDY award winner.

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