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Recovery When You Love Someone Suffering From Addiction If you love someone who struggles with addiction, you’re not powerless over this disease. The type of addiction doesn’t really matter, because the impacts are the same. It could be alcohol, drugs (legal or illegal), prescription pills, pornography, gambling, or sex among other things. You don’t need to wait for your loved one to get better to start to feel joy, happiness, and love. Listen to this free podcast for encouragement, hope, and some fun (because addiction is already dark and depressing, so let’s try something different). If you feel exhausted from trying to help, depressed when they start using again and worried this roller coaster ride will never end, you’ve found the right place for help and answers.

Recovery When You Love Someone Suffering From Addiction If you love someone who struggles with addiction, you’re not powerless over this disease. The type of addiction doesn’t really matter, because the impacts are the same. It could be alcohol, drugs (legal or illegal), prescription pills, pornography, gambling, or sex among other things. You don’t need to wait for your loved one to get better to start to feel joy, happiness, and love. Listen to this free podcast for encouragement, hope, and some fun (because addiction is already dark and depressing, so let’s try something different). If you feel exhausted from trying to help, depressed when they start using again and worried this roller coaster ride will never end, you’ve found the right place for help and answers.
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Longmont, CO

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Recovery When You Love Someone Suffering From Addiction If you love someone who struggles with addiction, you’re not powerless over this disease. The type of addiction doesn’t really matter, because the impacts are the same. It could be alcohol, drugs (legal or illegal), prescription pills, pornography, gambling, or sex among other things. You don’t need to wait for your loved one to get better to start to feel joy, happiness, and love. Listen to this free podcast for encouragement, hope, and some fun (because addiction is already dark and depressing, so let’s try something different). If you feel exhausted from trying to help, depressed when they start using again and worried this roller coaster ride will never end, you’ve found the right place for help and answers.

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English

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3038030361


Episodes

The Honest Truth About Finding Balance

7/14/2019
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In today’s culture it seems like we’re expected to be a certain way. Especially as women. We’re expected to balance life, work, children, self-care, all of it. Every day. With balance, grace, and ease. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s BS. It’s not easy, especially when we love someone suffering from addiction. So today’s episode is a little different taste. It’s real, raw, and unscripted. It’s giving ourselves permission to be hot-messes and take the path of least resistance, just to...

Duration:00:10:15

When Addiction Steals Your Friendships

7/7/2019
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When we love someone suffering from addiction, we can start to become isolated. We may feel so wrapped up in our loved one’s issues, that we start to lose our joy, our friendships, and the things that really matter to us. When I was married to a good man that suffered from addiction I was lonely. So. Lonely. I remember longing for real friendship, and even being jealous of ‘friends’ I saw on social media posting pictures about all their girls’ trips. I let addiction steal my joy, including...

Duration:00:13:25

What To Do When Your Partner Is Mad At You

6/30/2019
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We’ve been doing a series all about types of aggression and tactics used. Because here’s the truth: When we love someone suffering from addiction “normal” advice doesn’t cut it for us. We need something more specific, because loving someone suffering from addiction is NOT a normal relationship. We’ve talked about how to handle your anger before, but what about theirs? Do you know how to respond when they’re getting nasty and mean? Are you sure they’re actually angry, or are they using this...

Duration:00:13:36

How To Stop Tolerating Lies From Your Partner Suffering From Addiction

6/23/2019
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We’re a community full of women that love someone suffering from addiction. And here’s the reality: our lives and relationships are different because of that. Have you ever had an evening like this? Let’s play this out: your partner comes home 4 hours later than expected. When you ask them where they were, they say something like, “I had to stay late at work tonight.” And here’s the reality: they did have to stay late at work, but only an extra half an hour. The other 3.5 hours they were...

Duration:00:15:06

Are You Being Manipulated By Addiction?

6/16/2019
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We must remember that although we love good people, they do suffer from a disease. And the disease of addiction is not nice. It’s mean. It’s ugly. And it does whatever it takes to thrive. Here’s the loving truth: if they don’t seek recovery, it gets worse over time. So, as the ones that love these people suffering, we have work to do. We need to prepare ourselves to deal with their behaviors, both good and bad. Today we dive deep into manipulation and a different tactic they may use, and...

Duration:00:12:13

When Experts Don’t Have Personal Experience

6/9/2019
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When we love someone suffering from addiction, the truth is that only we know how bad things really are. And when we start to seek a team of professionals, be it therapists, mediators, lawyers, or whomever, we must find the right fit. Because we love someone suffering from addiction, we have developed a strong intuition, and I encourage you to use that when you’re finding your professional team. I fired my first lawyer. She didn’t get it. She wasn’t respectful, and she didn’t listen. When...

Duration:00:14:23

How To React When They’re Playing Innocent

6/2/2019
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Last week we talked about covert aggression when you love someone suffering from addiction. So if you missed that episode, please go back and have a listen. This week we’re building on that - so what are tactics our loved ones might use when they’re being covertly aggressive? Let me ask you this: Does your partner ever play dumb? Forget things that have happened? Dispute fine details? Act oblivious? All of the above? Sing it sister. Because I hear you. I totally understand. My ex-husband...

Duration:00:10:27

When Passive Aggression Is Really Covert Aggression

5/26/2019
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Here’s the loving truth: because we love a good person suffering from addiction, we just don’t have the luxury of a “normal” relationship. Addiction is sneaky, and will do whatever it has to do to thrive, including hurting us, the ones that are closest and care the most. Here’s the thing though: we’re not powerless. We’re not martyrs. We’re not victims of this very hard situation. We’re not. I refuse to believe that for one second. Today you’ll find power, you’ll find the knowledge and...

Duration:00:12:20

Why You Love An Alcoholic or Substance Abuser

5/19/2019
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This week we’re re-releasing the very first ever episode. It’s an oldie, but a goodie. And here’s the truth: when you love someone suffering from addiction, these tips are always helpful, no matter how ‘new’ or ‘old’ they are. In this episode Michelle shares helpful tips about why you still love them, and why that’s totally okay. Even a well meaning friend or family member may not get it. They just may not understand. And that’s okay too. Because you have this community here. And it’s full...

Duration:00:08:58

How To Avoid An Argument

5/12/2019
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When we love someone suffering from addiction, arguments and fights are part of our normal life, much more so than a relationship without addiction. So how does it feel when your partner walks into the room, and you know they’re there to pick a fight? Maybe you can tell by their body language, their tone, the subject matter, or maybe they’re already starting to yell. No matter the circumstance, you may become super anxious, fearful, or mad. You may want to just run and hide. Or maybe...

Duration:00:07:30

Addiction Can Be Your Greatest Opportunity

5/5/2019
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In this community, we believe in being honest. So let’s say it: loving someone suffering from addiction is hard. Your life may feel completely chaotic and out of control at times, but other times, you get a glimpse of your dreams when your partner is sober. It may feel like a crazy roller coaster ride. Think about this: addiction came into your life for a reason. You chose your partner for a reason. Loving someone with addiction can be our greatest opportunity to grow and become the women...

Duration:00:09:35

An Expert Interview With A Child Psychologist

4/28/2019
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As mothers, we all try to do the very best for our children. But our ‘job’ as mothers changes significantly when we love someone suffering from addiction, especially if that someone is the child’s parent. Knowing how to protect your children in this situation is imperative to raising healthy children who are mentally and emotionally stable. And let me share a loving truth: You have to learn the tools to know how to raise children who don’t later become addicts themselves. It’s your job....

Duration:00:54:27

A Small Reminder Of Calm Amidst The Chaos

4/21/2019
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When we love someone suffering from addiction of any kind (alcohol, drugs, pills, gambling, porn, or sex among other things), life can feel completely out of control. Everything can feel like it’s just spinning in complete chaos. It’s hard to see through and make heads or tails of what’s really going on. This constant chaos can become our new normal. We might make excuses or write it off, and think, everyone goes through this level of chaos. Addiction does that. It’s super sneaky and...

Duration:00:11:39

Part II - How To Handle Addiction When It’s Progressing Quickly

4/14/2019
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Addiction is a progressive disease, which means that it gets worse over time. The rate of progression really depends on each individual person and their specific circumstances. We're the women that love these good people suffering from addiction, so what does that mean for us? Well, in this episode, it’s Part II of an interview with Terri, a Love Over Addiction sister. Her husband's disease changed fast, but because she had the tools, knowledge, and power that she did, she knew what to...

Duration:01:03:37

Part I - How To Deal With Denial When You Love Someone Suffering From Addiction

4/7/2019
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When you love someone suffering from addiction, it can be hard to see clearly in that situation. Especially if they develop their addiction habits after you meet them. When we’re in the thick of loving someone suffering from addiction, we can have blinders on. We can be in denial, or make excuses for them. We begin to think that this crazy environment, with all this chaos, is normal. Have you ever felt that way? If you have, I want you to listen to this podcast interview with Terri. She’s...

Duration:00:49:12

She’s Staying With Her Husband Suffering From Alcoholism

3/24/2019
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Every woman that loves someone suffering from addiction is looking for hope. We want our loved ones to change, and we’re doing anything and everything we can to get them sober. We are in a relationship with our loved one for our own reasons, and we never intended to leave the relationship or marriage. I remember when I was married to a good man suffering from addiction, I tried everything to make it work. You name it, I probably tried it. Is it possible to live a life with your partner,...

Duration:00:58:15

How Cleaning Your House and Addiction Are Related

3/17/2019
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When you love someone that’s suffering from addiction, your life can feel completely out of control and chaotic. That’s part of the disease, and it’s completely normal. So how does cleaning relate to all this? Well, it’s more than meets the eye. Learn how cleaning can bring back some control, peace, and even joy into your life today. Taking simple steps, getting small wins, and finding easy-to-do things is the way to start your recovery. You’ve already started by just listening to this...

Duration:00:24:19

Practical Tips For St. Patrick's Day When Your Partner Drinks Too Much

3/10/2019
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We are a sisterhood bonded together by the fact that we love a good person that suffers from addiction. We all know that holidays can be hard. Any small holiday can be the perfect excuse for your loved one to drink more, smoke more, use more, or do more of whatever it is they’re addicted to. St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and small holidays like these can be the perfect excuse for your loved one to have an extra drink, smoke more, or do more drugs. Whatever type of addiction they struggle...

Duration:00:29:43

A Celebration Of Women Who Love Someone Suffering From Addiction

3/3/2019
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Every woman in this community knows what it’s like to love a good person that drinks too much or suffers from addiction. Addiction is the third party in their relationships too, just like it was in mine. The voice of addiction is ugly. It’s full of lies and deceit. And, it’s loud. It knows how to play you, when to be loud, and when to soften. It’s not fair. You did nothing to deserve this. If you are struggling today, or have ever struggled with this ugly voice in your head, please listen...

Duration:00:07:11

Do Labels Really Make A Difference When It Comes To Addiction?

2/17/2019
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When we love someone that drinks too much or suffers from addiction, it’s easy to go down the rabbit hole of researching their issues and offering them a label or diagnosis. And frankly, why wouldn’t we? We know they have a problem, and we love them. We’re trying to help. Right? Well, I actually have a different idea, sister. I know, this may be hard to hear, but let me explain. There’s something else that we can be doing instead, that will truly make an impact on the situation and be so...

Duration:00:33:54