Mary Woods

One Hour AT A Time

Mary Woods

  • Women and Relationship Boundaries

Women and Relationship Boundaries

Monday 3rd December 2007

Explore the complexities of addiction recovery and co-occurring disorders in this thought-provoking episode of One Hour at a Time. Listen now on
53 minutes

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Women and Relationship Boundaries: An In-Depth Look at Recovery and Co-occurring Disorders

People don't change their boundaries by simply knowing about them. So in this experiential work, it's really allowing the woman to come back into herself, into her body, to notice the reactions, to connect up the head and the heart, to know that when my stomach is in a knot, it could be that somebody is coming too close to me because that's fear, and then gradually not taking down the wall that's built around them, but allowing them to put a door in that wall with the doorknob on the inside, so they have control about who comes in and who they let out.
In a recent episode of One Hour at a Time, Rokelle Lerner discussed the complexities of addiction recovery, co-occurring disorders, and relationship boundaries. Lerner, an expert on women's issues and addicted family systems, shared her insights and experiences on the challenges that women face in recovery. Hosted by Mary Woods, the conversation covered a range of topics, including treatment models, sexual addiction, and self-care.
One of the key takeaways from the episode was the importance of containment and experiential work in recovery. Lerner emphasized that simply knowing about boundaries is not enough; people must actively work to change them. Through experiential work, women can learn to connect their head and heart, recognize their reactions, and establish control over who enters their lives.
Another important topic discussed was the impact of shame on women in recovery. Lerner noted that many women enter treatment with deep feelings of shame and guilt, which can be compounded by societal expectations and limited gender roles. By creating a safe and supportive environment, treatment providers can help women overcome these obstacles and develop a sense of optimism about their future.
Overall, this episode of One Hour at a Time provided valuable insights into the challenges that women face in addiction recovery and co-occurring disorders. By listening to the experiences and perspectives of experts like Rokelle Lerner, individuals and families can gain a better understanding of the recovery process and find hope for a brighter future. Listen to the full episode now here on and continue the conversation about addiction recovery and relationship boundaries.