Joe McDonald

Position of Neutrality

Joe McDonald

  • "Position of Neutrality: Disclosure in Recovery – Should You Tell Your Partner?

"Position of Neutrality: Disclosure in Recovery – Should You Tell Your Partner?

Wednesday 10th July 2024

Joe McDonald discusses whether to disclose your addiction to your partner and the impact of honesty on relationships in recovery.
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Position of Neutrality
Joe McDonald
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Understanding Addiction & Recovery
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Should You Tell Your Partner About Your Addiction?

Episode Overview

  • Discusses whether to disclose addiction to your partner.
  • Explores the impact of honesty on relationships.
  • Examines if perceived ignorance might actually be silence.
  • Shares personal anecdotes and broader reflections.
  • Provides insights on strengthening relationships through honesty.
How sure are you? Or are you just mistaking her silence for ignorance?
Ever wondered if you should tell your partner the full extent of your addiction? In this episode of 'Position of Neutrality', Joe McDonald tackles this thorny question head-on. Many people in recovery struggle with whether to reveal their past struggles, especially if they think their partner might be unaware. But is it possible that what you see as ignorance is actually silence? Joe explores the importance of openness in recovery and how honesty can impact relationships.
He discusses the scenario where partners might know 'in a general way' about past behaviours but not the full details. Should you share more? What are the implications? Joe's candid discussion provides valuable insights for anyone grappling with these questions. Through personal anecdotes and broader reflections, he offers a compassionate and understanding perspective on this crucial aspect of recovery. If you're navigating the tricky waters of disclosure in recovery, this episode is a must-listen.
You'll come away with a better understanding of the role honesty plays in healing and how it can strengthen your relationships. Don't miss out on this engaging and thought-provoking discussion!