The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

15 | Dac & Ashley Bare It All: An In-Depth Look at Life and Marriage in Recovery - with Dac Blassingame & Ashley Loeb Blassingame

Episode Summary

You are going to LOVE this very special episode! Ashley hosts her husband, Dac Blassingame, and they go in-depth about life and marriage in recovery and everything that comes along with it. Tune in to hear them speak about their lives from dating to marriage and kids, and their struggles and triumphs both in short-term and now their long-term sobriety.

Episode Notes

You are going to LOVE this very special episode! Ashley hosts her husband, Dac Blassingame, and they go in-depth about life and marriage in recovery and everything that comes along with it. Tune in to hear them speak about their lives from dating to marriage and kids, and their struggles and triumphs both in short-term and now their long-term sobriety.

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Show Notes:

4:50 - The competitive advantages of dating/being with someone who is sober

7:20 - The tough conversation: what happens if someone relapses

12:00 - The concept of staying in your own program when you have a spouse who is in recovery as well.

21:10 - Concerns about having children with two people in recovery (pre-disposal to the disease of alcoholism)

28:40 - Learning to be open and talking about therapy in marriage and relationships

35:40 - A message from our sponsor, Lionrock Recovery

36:31 - Dac talks about his journey to sobriety

41:45 - Feeling like you’re missing a parental tool (ex: the “Mommy wine culture”)

45:25 - What it used to look like when they were loaded, and the issues that would come with that

50:21 - Advice for someone who may not want kids

52:16 - What Dac does to stay sober now (vs. when he and Ashley first got married)

1:02:16 - The same program can work differently for different people

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