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Sober Love

How to Quit Drinking as a Couple

Joseph Nowinski, PhD
foreword by Marvin D. Seppala, MD, former chief medical officer of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

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This engaging guide offers strategies to help couples who drink together get sober together.

Are you and your partner curious about sobriety or better managing your drinking? In Sober Love, Dr. Joseph Nowinski offers practical advice and proven strategies to help couples end their relationship with alcohol—and redefine their relationship with each other.

Alcohol misuse can become an insidious problem for many couples. As a psychologist with extensive experience in designing effective treatment programs, Dr. Nowinski describes how and why people, and couples, develop problems with alcohol. He...

This engaging guide offers strategies to help couples who drink together get sober together.

Are you and your partner curious about sobriety or better managing your drinking? In Sober Love, Dr. Joseph Nowinski offers practical advice and proven strategies to help couples end their relationship with alcohol—and redefine their relationship with each other.

Alcohol misuse can become an insidious problem for many couples. As a psychologist with extensive experience in designing effective treatment programs, Dr. Nowinski describes how and why people, and couples, develop problems with alcohol. He lays out a step-by-step approach to help readers assess their level of drinking and develop an action plan for getting and staying sober. This plan can be tailored to an individual's and a couple's journey. Crucially, Dr. Nowinski discusses common challenges to maintaining sobriety and outlines strategies for overcoming these obstacles. Sober Love is an engaging and nonjudgmental resource that can help you and your partner begin your journeys to better habits and a happier, healthier relationship.

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As an addiction medicine veteran, someone 37 years sober and a husband in a 53-year, now-thriving marriage, I am delighted to recommend this gem of a book! It offers the knowledge, tips, and skills needed for recovering people in intimate relationships to interconnect on their mutual journeys of growth. It's one of a kind.  

Dr. Nowinski delivers a much-needed book for couples who are struggling with unhealthy use. He poignantly illustrates the way a relationship can change from one between two people to one between each person and alcohol, splitting the couple's ties. With thoughtful vignettes and prompts for discussion, he provides needed help to couples who want to move from shared drinking to a life of shared recovery.

This is a vital and informative work about how booze 'hollows out' relationships. The book is eye-opening—a real education.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Marvin D. Seppala, MD
Introduction. Why This Book, and Why Now?
Chapter 1. It's about Love
Chapter 2. Why We Drink
Chapter 3. Couples Who Chose Sober Love
Chapter 4. What It Takes
Chapter 5. A New

Foreword
Marvin D. Seppala, MD
Introduction. Why This Book, and Why Now?
Chapter 1. It's about Love
Chapter 2. Why We Drink
Chapter 3. Couples Who Chose Sober Love
Chapter 4. What It Takes
Chapter 5. A New Identity: The Sober Couple
Chapter 6. Breaking Free and Moving Forward
Chapter 7. A Recipe for Success
Chapter 8. Building a Sober Lifestyle: Shared Pleasures
Chapter 9. Renovating Your Lifestyle
Chapter 10. Rekindling Intimacy
Chapter 11. Spirituality and Sober Love
Chapter 12. Coloring outside the Lines: Love and Creativity
Chapter 13. Bumps and Potholes on the Road to Sober Love
Chapter 14. Slipping and Sliding
Chapter 15. Medications for Drinking: What You Need to Know
Chapter 16. Beyond a Drinking Culture
Acknowledgments
Appendix. Sources and Further Reading
Index

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Joseph Nowinski, PhD

Joseph Nowinski is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist. He is the author of Recovery after Rehab: A Guide for the Newly Sober and Their Loved Ones.