Two of My Favorite Tools
Creating safety within a relationship takes intentionality. I have found using this check-in for couples can help build a foundation for trust and connectedness if the addict is willing to commit to rigorous honesty. While the recommendation is to use this tool weekly, many couples choose to use it daily early on in their recovery.
The feelings wheel can help us examine our emotions more deeply as well as help us identify our parts and their needs. It can also help us be clear in our check-ins.