Met A Guy While In TreatmentRelationshipsMet A Guy While In Treatment<div class="ExternalClass8FA7231D9203400FBB159BD7669B3AE4"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">I was recently at the treatment center. Before I left, I had a thing with this guy and he said he would wait for me. I talked to my mom and she said I should not be worrying about guys right now since I just got home but the thing is that he helped me, he was there for me and I really cannot stop thinking about him. I really want to see him but don't know if I would be able to and I don't know how to prepare myself to not be able to see him. I feel really down and sad without him and don't want to go back to where I was before and choose the wrong path.  </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass7299498D15514DD58E2577D07397C053"><p>We are so glad you reached out today. It takes a lot of strength and courage to work through a program at a treatment center. I hope you are proud of the work you did there to heal. <br></p><p>It sounds like you made progress while you were there and that you found support in the program and with your friend. Connecting with someone when you're going through a tough situation can be incredibly supportive. It makes sense that you are concerned about not having that support now that you aren't with him. It sounds like you miss him a lot.  It is normal to be sad and miss that relationship. Do you have strong connections with your friends and family? Now that you are home, is there someone that you can rely on for support? It may not be the same as the support with your friend from treatment, but it's good to have multiple people that we can turn to as we work to make positive changes in our lives.<br></p><p>As for whether or not you should or even could reach out to your friend, that is a tough decision for you. Know that while he did support you, the success and life changes you made were because of the choices that you made in treatment. While it is helpful to have that support, it was YOU that did the work to put yourself on a better path. It may be awhile before you talk to or see him again. While that can be difficult to handle, know that you still have the power to decide the best decisions for your life.<br></p><p>Sometimes it helps to see how other people have managed or to learn about new coping strategies. When you have a minute, I hope you take a look at the following link from our website, it is all about taking care of you. Know that your continued success from treatment depends on you taking care of yourself and believing in yourself. There are several other topics on the website <a href="/">www.yourlifeyourvoice.org</a> as well that you might find helpful during this time.</p><p><a href="/Pages/taking-care-of-you.aspx">https://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/Pages/taking-care-of-you.aspx</a><br></p><p>You are making positive changes that will continue to help you make the right choices for you. That isn't easy to do! We are proud of you! ​If you'd like to talk to one of the counselors here, please give us a call anytime.  We are always here to listen and support.<br></p><p>Rebecca, Counselor<br></p></div>15

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