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Exploring and discussing a variety of relationship topics and issues for people in all kinds of relationships; including partnerships, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, roommates and more.

Oct 2, 2018

Corey Costanzo is the co-owner of Still Point Wellness, an award-winning spa based in Asheville, NC offering world-class services including Salt Water Floatation - also known as sensory deprivation - Esalen Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, and Somatic Psychology. Corey is a man of many talents and wears multiple hats. He holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a special focus on Somatic Psychology and is a certified Esalen Massage and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. He is a licensed clinical addictions counselor, trauma and anxiety specialist, and mindfulness meditation teacher. Additionally, he is a music therapist as well as a talented didgeridoo player.

Corey joins me today to discuss how addictions affect relationships. He explains how couples can improve their relationship when an addiction is present and how to identify when an addiction becomes an issue. He also explains what non-addicted partners can do to help themselves in a relationship involving addiction and how insight and awareness can help addicted partners learn to make better choices and decisions that are aligned with their life goals.


“When there’s an addiction in the relationship, it’s almost as if there’s a third-party that’s in the relationship.” - Corey Costanzo


This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It:


  • How addictions often drive a wedge between partners.
  • The importance of non-addicted partners seeking help, counseling, and treatment.
  • What is Al-Anon and how it helps relationships involving addictions?
  • Signs of co-dependence and how it impacts your relationship.
  • How co-dependences tendencies impact future generations.
  • The difference between judging a person judging the behavior.
  • The importance of setting boundaries.
  • The difference between advocating sobriety vs. advocating moderation.
  • How addictions impact trust.
  • The importance of staying disciplined and focused on the long-term goal when facing relapses.
  • How periods of addiction relapses can help identify what is “lacking” in an addicted person’s life.
  • How practicing mindfulness meditation can help non-addicted partners stay aligned with and empowered to hold their boundaries.
  • Recognizing triggers that lead to addiction or relapse.
  • How insight and awareness can help addicted partners make better choices that are in line with their life goals.
  • How one person seeking help can lead others to do so as well.



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