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Empowered Recovery Articles




Selected Alcoholic Relationship Questions Answered  
Several submitted questions and answers



Empowered Recovery’s Version of Al-Anon's 12 Steps



Get Rid of Guilt and Shame!  



What Others Have Said About Empowered Recovery 



How to End Any Relationship Instantly and Permanently





The Windsock
Doug Kelley's first article concerning alcoholic relationships



Is True Love Really Possible?  By Tracy Kelley






by Larry Yerxa. In order to establish and maintain your boundaries, sometimes a different approach helps.



Robin's Realm

Visit Robin's area of ER for her unique articles, poems, and perspective



The Flame That Burns Within

by Cathy Coulson, ER Forum member and alcoholic relationship survivor



Alcoholism in the family

The roles the family often assumes (Offsite)



Meaningful Personal Relationships
I couldn't have written it better myself! --DK



Addiction and Transformational Counseling
by Harry Henshaw, Ed.D., LMHC. A different approach to helping alcoholics by truly reinventing themselves



How the Co-dependency Movement Is Ruining Marriages
A very interesting look at Healthy Codependence (Offsite)



Ten Tools to Boost Your Self-Worth
Some great tips by Brenda Ehrler, an author who knows!



Enhanced Healing Through Holistic Music

by Harry Henshaw, Ed.D., LMHC



Easing the Burden of Anger

By Julie L Torgerson, Considering the human side of alcoholism 



Growing Pains
By Julie L Torgerson, The Difference Between a Child and an Adult Approaching 30



Leaving an Abusive Relationship
Some excellent advice on another difficult topic (Offsite)


Book and audio

Alcoholic Relationship Survival Guide: What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do -- Must Read! Click Here for More Info!

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Alcoholic Relationship Survival Guide

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Alcoholic Relationship Survival Guide

By Doug Kelley

With Tracy Kelley

Read the book that was 47 years 

in the making, and 5 years in the writing!

The Complete & Finished ER Guide is Now Available!

The Alcoholic Relationship Survival Guide has been helping nonalcoholics resolve alcoholic relationships since 2001. This is no ordinary recovery book, it is a powerful resource that explains the dynamics of an alcoholic relationship from a nonalcoholic perspective. It will explain the why's and how's of your situation in an easy-to-understand-but-no-holds-barred style that will encourage you, comfort you, anger you, and then help you to resolve your difficult situation in the most healthy and beneficial way possible. 

It will teach you healthy and effective ways to respond to alcoholic dysfunction and verbal abuse. You will also learn how to set healthy boundaries and reinvent yourself into a "New You." After reading this book you will not only understand your situation much more clearly, but you will also know what steps to take next. This book is a greatly expanded version of the information on this website. You owe it to yourself and any children you may have to read it as soon as possible. The sooner you do, the sooner you will be free from alcoholic enslavement. 

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Candid Conversations - Alcoholic Relationship Survival Guide: What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do -- Must Listen! Click Here for More Info!

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Candid Conversations with 

Doug & Tracy Kelley

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Length: 3 Hours, 15 minutes


Candid Conversations with Doug & Tracy Kelley

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Listen in as Two Relationship Experts

Discuss, Expand, and Explain Important 

Alcoholic Relationship Issues

This 3 1/4 Hour Audio Program is a Supplement 

to ER's Guide Above; It Does Not Replace it

Candid Conversations with Doug & Tracy Kelley is NOT simply a rehash of the Alcoholic Relationship Survival Guide above. This program takes critical and sensitive alcoholic relationship issues to a higher level that can only be accomplished verbally. 

It discusses how to respond effectively to the alcoholic when the situation is tense; how and what to say to children to help them understand; assertive communication techniques and role plays; how to establish and maintain your boundaries; how to boost your self-esteem; common reasons why people remain in abusive alcoholic relationships and how to get out; how to not backslide once you've made a decision to leave the relationship; how to reinvent yourself, and so much more! This program includes some information not found in the book.

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Survival Guide

The most powerful book available for resolving an alcoholic relationship!  

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Survival Audio

Real-Life advice from 

two experts on alcoholic relationships!

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