Graduation Spotlight: Wendy Ross

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Jun 2, 2016 3:52:38 PM

“I remember asking Rich [UGM former staff member], ‘Why is it so much easier for women to make a commitment to guys they hardly know than to make a two-year commitment to better their life?’”

Wendy described herself as a relationship addict before coming to UGM. She wanted more in life but settled for unhealthy relationships instead.

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Can Men be Relationship Addicts?

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Oct 13, 2015 4:09:46 PM

By John Dunne, former UGM Counselor

“I am a relationship addict.” This statement came out of the mouth of another man in my recovery group over 25 years ago. I cringed when he made that statement out loud in mixed company. I wanted to say, “For heaven’s sake, man, keep that kinda crap to yourself. Don’t just blurt it out in public!” I felt sorry for him that he had such an “unmanly” problem, even though I was going to the recovery group due to a history of failed relationships.

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Lose the Label: Player

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Oct 7, 2015 3:05:31 PM

By Merrily Brast, Staff Writer

“When I meet a woman, she’s kind of my drug in a sense. If she’s clean, I’m clean…that doesn’t mean I’m ‘sober.’”

David Nicosia was seen as a flirt, a womanizer, a player. But going from relationship to relationship and woman to woman wasn’t his intention.>

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That's Unconditional Love

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Apr 15, 2015 4:43:00 PM

By Merrily Brast, Staff Writer

Love—it’s what each of us desire and search for. Unwavering, faithful, unconditional love. Rachel Haynes sought it in the past, but was disappointed.

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