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In this episode of The Observatory, Dustin and Rachel Grigg join the show to talk about overcoming addiction and the part your spouse plays in that journey. Dustin and Rachel are a married couple with one daughter. Hear how they met, how Rachel felt about Dustin’s addiction when pregnant, what it was like when the daughter was born, and the changes that Dustin had to make to become sober and closer to the family. Dustin also advises people with an addiction who can’t go past the pain of stopping and shares the importance of transparency in a relationship.

Timestamps
[02:29] How Dustin and Rachel met
[08:28] How Rachel felt about Dustin’s addiction when pregnant
[10:00] What it was like when the daughter was born
[16:04] What prompted the deeper conversation on life
[20:23] Advice to people with an addiction who can’t go past the pain of stopping
[24:04] The changes that Dustin had to make to be sober and closer to family
[29:21] How the marriage survived
[33:51] The importance of transparency in a relationship
[36:54] The things that help Dustin and Rachel in their marriage
[46:04] How Rachel dealt with Dustin losing his brother
[56:55] The process of grief
[01:00:40] What’s next for Dustin and Rachel?


Notable quotes:
  • “You are never going to stop whatever substance you are on unless you are 100% truly ready for the pain, withdrawal, and emotional distress you have to go through, and that’s why most people don’t stop doing things.” - Dustin Grigg [19:09]
  • “You are only as sick as your secrets. To have that transparency with each other in a relationship becomes important so that you know when to help and give that extra support.” - LaRae Wright [33:26]
  • “It’s so important to create time for each other in a relationship because life is so busy, and you can lose your connection.” - Rachel Grigg [45:12]
  • “The only thing that matters in this world is not worldly things. It’s your relationships and the people that you hold close to you. - Scott Wright [51:00]

Subscribe to the podcast: Apple Podcasts.
In this episode of The Observatory, Dustin and Rachel Grigg join the show to talk about overcoming addiction and the part your spouse plays in that journey. Dustin and Rachel are a married couple with one daughter. Hear how they met, how Rachel felt about Dustin’s addiction when pregnant, what it was like when the daughter was born, and the changes that Dustin had to make to become sober and closer to the family. Dustin also advises people with an addiction who can’t go past the pain of stopping and shares the importance of transparency in a relationship. Timestamps [02:29] How Dustin and Rachel met [08:28] How Rachel felt about Dustin’s addiction when pregnant [10:00] What it was like when the daughter was born [16:04] What prompted the deeper conversation on life [20:23] Advice to people with an addiction who can’t go past the pain of stopping [24:04] The changes that Dustin had to make to be sober and closer to family [29:21] How the marriage survived [33:51] The importance of transparency in a relationship [36:54] The things that help Dustin and Rachel in their marriage [46:04] How Rachel dealt with Dustin losing his brother [56:55] The process of grief [01:00:40] What’s next for Dustin and Rachel? Notable quotes: “You are never going to stop whatever substance you are on unless you are 100% truly ready for the pain, withdrawal, and emotional distress you have to go through, and that’s why most people don’t stop doing things.” - Dustin Grigg [19:09] “You are only as sick as your secrets. To have that transparency with each other in a relationship becomes important so that you know when to help and give that extra support.” - LaRae Wright [33:26] “It’s so important to create time for each other in a relationship because life is so busy, and you can lose your connection.” - Rachel Grigg [45:12] “The only thing that matters in this world is not worldly things. It’s your relationships and the people that you hold close to you. - Scott Wright [51:00] Subscribe to the podcast: Apple Podcasts . leer más leer menos

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