About Dave Cooke

March 29, 2017

Letting emotions get in your way

In last week’s blog, I reflected on the pressure parents put on themselves to maintain the perception everything is perfect in their home by referencing the fictitious television family, Ozzie and Harriet, as some faux standard of the perfect family dynamic. Today, every family is struggling with something. The real pressure is based on the […]

Addiction in the Family, featured
March 21, 2017

Ozzie and Harriet are long gone

One only need to look at any of the trending barometers to know the perfect family is a television fantasy. Examine the increasing rates of divorce, unemployment and job displacement, bankruptcies, all forms of addiction, suicide, infidelity, mental health and prescription drug usage. Does anyone honestly believe every family doesn’t have something going on inside […]

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March 13, 2017

Building a bridge to Trust

Rebuilding trust can be a challenging task in the face of all that has taken place in a relationship impacted by addiction. Rebuilding trust begins with two fundamental components: forgiveness and unconditional love. Forgiveness. You do not need to face your loved one and say, “I forgive you.” But, you must make that statement to […]

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