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If you’re the wife of an an alcoholic or substance abuser you are not powerless over his addiction. You don’t need to wait for him to get sober to start to feel happiness. Join us for encouragement, hope and some fun (because recovery doesn’t need to be all depressing). How to feel love, joy and happiness while loving an alcoholic or substance abuser. If you feel exhausted from trying to help, depressed when he’s been drinking or using drugs and worried this roller coaster ride will never end – we can help. A podcast just for women who may or may NOT be attending al anon.

If you’re the wife of an an alcoholic or substance abuser you are not powerless over his addiction. You don’t need to wait for him to get sober to start to feel happiness. Join us for encouragement, hope and some fun (because recovery doesn’t need to be all depressing). How to feel love, joy and happiness while loving an alcoholic or substance abuser. If you feel exhausted from trying to help, depressed when he’s been drinking or using drugs and worried this roller coaster ride will never end – we can help. A podcast just for women who may or may NOT be attending al anon.
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If you’re the wife of an an alcoholic or substance abuser you are not powerless over his addiction. You don’t need to wait for him to get sober to start to feel happiness. Join us for encouragement, hope and some fun (because recovery doesn’t need to be all depressing). How to feel love, joy and happiness while loving an alcoholic or substance abuser. If you feel exhausted from trying to help, depressed when he’s been drinking or using drugs and worried this roller coaster ride will never end – we can help. A podcast just for women who may or may NOT be attending al anon.

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Episodes

Introducing: Ask Me Anything Episode #1

12/9/2018
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Okay, you guys. We did something different this week. My friend Olivia is on the podcast - and she’s asking me personal questions from women in our community. It's the first episode in our mini Ask Me Anything series. It’s different than what we normally do - so if you’re new, don’t run away! Listen for a fun hour on motherhood, germs, and social media. Do you have questions for me? Email them to Info@LoveOverAddiction.com.

Duration:00:58:21

Six Ways To Avoid Another Holiday Full of Drama

12/2/2018
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It's no secret that the holidays can be stressful and chaotic. But we have six tips to help take back control of your holidays, whether your loved one is sober or not and whether they're acting out or not. Are you ready to hear what they are? Listen to the podcast here or visit us at LoveOverAddiction.com to learn more.

Duration:00:17:54

How One Of Our Sisters Learned to Relax

11/25/2018
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Are you all ready to listen to a very wise woman? Today we are going to discuss how we convince ourselves that they really don’t have an issue and the delusion that if we try harder, they really will get sober once and for all. We’ll talk about how addiction affects our friendships, how we can love from a distance, and how shame can keep you stuck. I promise you are going to be nodding your head when Janet shares her stories because you’re going to relate. You can tell she’s done her work,...

Duration:00:55:49

18 Reasons To Be Grateful for Addiction

11/18/2018
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There are many blessings of loving someone who struggles with addiction. Yes, you read that correctly. I know it feels dark and hopeless sometimes. But… addiction can be a gateway. An opportunity to grow into the women we are meant to be. Hear from 18 women in our community and how addiction has been a blessing in their lives. These women know exactly what you're going through. They understand, and we do too.

Duration:00:15:21

Encore: Dealing with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

11/11/2018
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This episode has been one of our most popular. We're encoring the episode so you can re-listen or listen for the first time if you're new to our community. -- Let’s be real with each other. It’s hard to keep up with all the different ways your loved one treats you, isn’t it? You might have a tender moment in the car and reach for their hand and you’re reminded of why you feel in love with them in the first place. They might be funny and cracking you up when you both are standing at the...

Duration:00:14:04

A Personal Story

11/4/2018
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I want to share a special story with you today that I don't share very often. It's my personal story about why I left my marriage with someone that drank too much and suffered from addiction. Every woman's path will be different, but I hope you find comfort and encouragement in mine.

Duration:00:28:38

Protecting Yourself

10/28/2018
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Listen to today's episode for a story from Michelle. It's a bit of a different podcast than usual, but you'll see why when you hear the story. We have a MasterClass Series coming up. It's completely free and totally confidential. Text LOAMasterClass to 44222 to join us, starting Tuesday, October 30th.

Duration:00:19:56

The Worst Advice - From Good People

10/21/2018
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When we love someone suffering from addiction, sometimes our most trusted confidants can give us the most well-meaning, bad advice. Some of the wisest people have helpful guidance for “normal” marriages without addiction. But some of the advice I had received during my marriage as “codependent people-pleaser” would have sent me down a spiral that ended in a breakdown. Read the blog: https://loveoveraddiction.com/113/ or listen to the podcast to learn the best way to decipher between good...

Duration:00:13:07

3 Warning Signs You’re Being Manipulated

10/14/2018
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If you love someone who drinks too much or suffers from addiction you’ll learn three reasons why we can’t just break away when we know we should entertain the idea of leaving because the reality of today outweighs the hope for our future. If you’re doing your part. If you’re showing up and have been committed to the work but it feels like all our efforts of helping them get sober bring inconsistent rewards. If you’re trying to detach and trying to set boundaries, but it’s just not working…....

Duration:00:11:53

Feeling Trapped In Your Relationship?

10/7/2018
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The drama and stress from loving someone suffering from addiction are enough to make you feel like you’re going insane. There are days where you want to curl up into a ball forever. Addiction can make you feel like you’re suffocating and your feelings and thoughts don’t matter. The women in this community, your sisters... we understand exactly what you’re feeling. Listen to the podcast to find helpful tips and to know that you’re not alone: https://loveoveraddiction.com/111/. For more free...

Duration:00:13:30

Warning Signs That Our Self-Care Isn’t Healthy

9/30/2018
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We’re smart enough to understand the benefits of self-care, right, especially when we love someone who suffers from any kind of addiction. And if you’re new to the subject of self-care a great place to start is by listening to episode #96: https://loveoveraddiction.com/96/ or reading the 7 Most Important Questions You Need To Ask Yourself: https://loveoveraddiction.com/79. Sometimes the most caring thing we can do for ourselves is spend less and simplify our days. Self-care is a good...

Duration:00:16:14

Encore: Struggling With Anger? This Will Help

9/23/2018
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Anger…. It’s an emotion women don’t like to discuss. But it’s a very REAL and HONEST feeling when addiction is a part of your family - and we always believe in speaking truth - even when it prickles a little. Loving someone who suffers from alcoholism or addiction is hard. Period. And you’re allowed to ride the roller coaster of emotions without apologies. If you feel angry sometimes - no shame sister. WELCOME TO THE CLUB! Now head over to LoveOverAddiction.com and get 5 helpful tips to...

Duration:00:19:30

He Got Sober

9/16/2018
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Have you ever dreamed of the day your loved one finally gets sober? I think most of us can raise our hand. For Sara, a sister from our Love Over Addiction community, this dream has come true. She was just like us, worrying about her future and feeling guilty that she may have made the wrong decision by marrying a man with a drinking history. She even talks about having thoughts of taking her own life because of the way addiction was making her feel. Make no mistake about it - Sara is...

Duration:00:56:39

How To Help Your Children Heal From the Trauma of Addiction

9/9/2018
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If you’re worried that your kids are suffering from the natural trauma that comes from loving someone suffering from addiction, my interview with Dr. Gowda (who has the most impressive resume and is a child psychologist) teaches us how we can help our children develop into healthy, well- adjusted and successful adults. Even if you have older children who have left the house, it’s never too late to learn the skills that will help your family navigate through addiction. We owe it to our...

Duration:00:51:05

Communicate Without Talking (this is not as weird as it sounds)

9/2/2018
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When our loved one treats us poorly by drinking after they promised not to, or using drugs when they JUST said this time they were getting sober for good, it can make us want to lash out, get defensive, or become unglued. It’s true! No one wants to admit that women can get angry, but this disease makes us feel that way. Anger is part of the package—let’s just be real. So how do we respond in a way that best serves us? Today on LoveOverAddiction.com, I’m sharing my tips for communicating...

Duration:00:12:03

3 Tips for Communicating Boundaries To Your Partner Suffering From Addiction

8/26/2018
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Every woman walking this earth should know her boundaries and understand how to enforce them because boundaries make us strong, powerful, and respected. But many of us get this very necessary skill wrong. Today on the Love Over Addiction Podcast, you’ll learn 3 tips for communicating boundaries. Check out these highlights from the episode: Should you state your boundaries as a monologue or be very brief?Is it helpful to practice your boundaries before relaying them to your partner?What...

Duration:00:13:30

Uncovering The Truth About Enforcing Boundaries & Addiction

8/5/2018
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On this week’s episode, Michelle shares two very personal stories about boundaries. And if you’ve been a part of our community for some time, you know boundaries are a necessary skill for every single woman on this planet, whether she's in love with someone who's suffering from addiction or not. Here’s a sneak peek into the episode: How can you appropriately enforce boundaries in any circumstance?What happens when you state your boundary in a dignified manner?How will sticking to your...

Duration:00:19:14

How To Find Compassion For Your Loved One Who Suffers From Addiction

7/29/2018
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Would you say that you struggle with resentment while loving someone who drinks too much or suffers from addiction? In this episode, Michelle will teach you how to let go of the anger and resentment and tap into compassion. Here are a few key points from the episode: Are your expectations in line with reality?Are you trying to dotheirwork instead of your own?Have you tried putting yourself in your loved one’s shoes? Read our blog at ...

Duration:00:13:48

Financial Advice Every Woman Needs To Know When You Love Someone With Addiction

7/22/2018
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Michelle had the pleasure of interviewing financial expert and President & CEO of Francis Financial, Stacy Francis. In this episode you’ll receive valuable financial advice every woman needs to know. Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll hear in the interview: What does it mean to be financially independent?What is financial abuse?What steps do you need to take to feel confident, knowledgeable, and equally as in control of your finances as your partner? Read our blog at...

Duration:00:53:13

Tips From A Divorce Lawyer If You Are Leaving Or Staying With Your Partner Who Suffers From Addiction

7/15/2018
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In this episode of The Love Over Addiction Podcast, Michelle interviews matrimonial lawyer Kara Bellew to discuss what the divorce process looks like. Even if you’re choosing to stay and have no plans on leaving the one you love, we encourage you to listen to this episode and hear what Kara has to say. In this episode, you’ll learn: How to choose the right lawyerWhat to expect in your initial consultation with a divorce lawyerHow to protect your children and what to expect your family...

Duration:00:51:33