Can I Ever Trust My Teen Again?
Put it in the pastWhatever has happened before needs to be let go of in the spirit of forgiveness. Although you may never forget what has happened, you should not live with the resentment any longer by creating a new outlook on the relationship.
Put out expectationsIf you want your teen to be successful in their sobriety, you must let go of your expectations. Not having any notions on what they should be doing will alleviate putting extra pressure on them to stay sober.
Put communication firstWorking through the problems that have occurred in your relationship comes from positive communication. One of the best ways to become better connected with your teen is to get a better understanding of what the goals are in the relationship and ways to work through your issues going forward by making individual and family therapy a priority. Gaining trust back in a relationship takes some time and effort from both you and your teen. You can never get back what you once had even though rebuilding the trust could make your bond stronger than ever.
Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center leads the way with progressive, evidence-based programming to most effectively treat each individual adolescent while focusing on the uniqueness of each client. Healing the mind, the body, and the spirit as one in the same can make the biggest difference in staying sober.
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