Obsession: Being involved with someone, feeling important and special. Compulsion: The next romantic outing, affair, etc. Maui Recovery has seen many clients who are dealing with relationship issues. Negative experiences from our past can deeply affect how someone handles the future. Our adolescent years play a crucial role in our emotional development. When we have traumatic or painful experiences in these early years, our view of how relationships work (and what our roles are within them) can take a misguided turn. Thankfully, there is hope. By educating clients on how to create strong, healthy relationships, we can set them on the path to happiness. They can gain the courage to improve their self-esteem, ask for what they need and want, and plan for a better tomorrow.