The Goldings Show

Family Boundaries - The Complexities of Addiction, Recovery, and Relationships (Love and Healing)

December 12, 2023 David & Kristina Golding
Family Boundaries - The Complexities of Addiction, Recovery, and Relationships (Love and Healing)
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The Goldings Show
Family Boundaries - The Complexities of Addiction, Recovery, and Relationships (Love and Healing)
Dec 12, 2023
David & Kristina Golding

"Part of my boundaries were simplifying answers to either yes or no." - Kristina and David courageously explore the vital topics of safeguarding and boundary setting in addiction. Their conversation is not only a journey through the harrowing challenges they faced but also a beacon of hope for individuals and families embroiled in the struggle against substance abuse.

David, with the wisdom of someone who has navigated the treacherous waters of addiction, offers invaluable insights into the establishment of hard boundaries as a cornerstone of his recovery process. He candidly discusses the transformation from a life overshadowed by addiction to one of purpose and sobriety, highlighting the essential nature of setting limits as a means of self-preservation and progress. His openness about confronting and overcoming suicidal thoughts is both heart-wrenching and inspiring, casting a light on the often-overlooked mental health aspects that frequently intersect with the journey of recovery.

Kristina, with grace and vulnerability, shares her perspective as a partner deeply affected by the ripples of David's addiction. Her narrative is one of resilience and compassion, as she recounts the emotional labor of supporting David while simultaneously establishing her own boundaries to protect her mental and emotional health. Kristina's story is a powerful testament to the silent battles faced by loved ones of addicts and the complex balance between support and self-care.

As a united front, David and Kristina tackle the stigmas associated with discussing suicidal ideation and mental health openly. They advocate for a shift in societal attitudes, promoting honest dialogue and the normalisation of seeking help. Their reflections on the unpredictable nature of addiction serve as a reminder of the constant vigilance and dedication required to sustain the delicate equilibrium of their life together.

Listeners will be engrossed by the Goldens' raw and honest account, gaining a richer comprehension of the critical role that safeguarding oneself and implementing boundaries play in the realm of addiction recovery. The episode is a testament to the power of love, the strength of the human spirit, and the unyielding commitment necessary to forge a path toward healing and a fulfilling relationship despite the formidable obstacles posed by addiction.

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To contact David:
 
 Website: www.sober.ae

Email: david@sober.ae

Instagram: sobercoachdubai

TikTok: sobercoachdubai

Twitter: sobercoachdubai


To contact Kristina:

Instagram: kristinakonfidential

TikTok: kristinakonfidential

If you would like to speak to David and Kristina about their journey, or how they

Show Notes

"Part of my boundaries were simplifying answers to either yes or no." - Kristina and David courageously explore the vital topics of safeguarding and boundary setting in addiction. Their conversation is not only a journey through the harrowing challenges they faced but also a beacon of hope for individuals and families embroiled in the struggle against substance abuse.

David, with the wisdom of someone who has navigated the treacherous waters of addiction, offers invaluable insights into the establishment of hard boundaries as a cornerstone of his recovery process. He candidly discusses the transformation from a life overshadowed by addiction to one of purpose and sobriety, highlighting the essential nature of setting limits as a means of self-preservation and progress. His openness about confronting and overcoming suicidal thoughts is both heart-wrenching and inspiring, casting a light on the often-overlooked mental health aspects that frequently intersect with the journey of recovery.

Kristina, with grace and vulnerability, shares her perspective as a partner deeply affected by the ripples of David's addiction. Her narrative is one of resilience and compassion, as she recounts the emotional labor of supporting David while simultaneously establishing her own boundaries to protect her mental and emotional health. Kristina's story is a powerful testament to the silent battles faced by loved ones of addicts and the complex balance between support and self-care.

As a united front, David and Kristina tackle the stigmas associated with discussing suicidal ideation and mental health openly. They advocate for a shift in societal attitudes, promoting honest dialogue and the normalisation of seeking help. Their reflections on the unpredictable nature of addiction serve as a reminder of the constant vigilance and dedication required to sustain the delicate equilibrium of their life together.

Listeners will be engrossed by the Goldens' raw and honest account, gaining a richer comprehension of the critical role that safeguarding oneself and implementing boundaries play in the realm of addiction recovery. The episode is a testament to the power of love, the strength of the human spirit, and the unyielding commitment necessary to forge a path toward healing and a fulfilling relationship despite the formidable obstacles posed by addiction.

To ask a question in confidence, DM on TikTok or Instagram: @TheGoldings.Show, or visit www.thegoldings.show for more information.

To contact us:

Website: www.thegoldings.show

Email: media@thegoldings.show

Instagram: thegoldings.show

TikTok: thegoldings.show

Twitter: thegoldingsshow

Facebook: The Goldings Show


To contact David:
 
 Website: www.sober.ae

Email: david@sober.ae

Instagram: sobercoachdubai

TikTok: sobercoachdubai

Twitter: sobercoachdubai


To contact Kristina:

Instagram: kristinakonfidential

TikTok: kristinakonfidential

If you would like to speak to David and Kristina about their journey, or how they