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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

Ask Me Anything Episode #2: About My Ex-Husband

1/13/2019
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We’re back with another Ask Me Anything episode - all about my ex-husband. I was married to a good man that drinks too much and suffers from substance abuse disorder. It’s a real conversation filled with tough questions, real answers, and hopefully some new insights for you. When you're in a relationship with someone that suffers from addiction, it's hard to see the light. I felt like I was in a prison, and wasn't sure if or how to get out. If you have questions for me (about my...

Duration:01:44:04

One of My Favorite Books

1/6/2019
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Today on the podcast I review one of my favorite books that has everything and nothing to do with addiction. I was married to a good man that drank too much and suffered from addiction for 10+ years. After reading this book, I walked away with new insights from our relationship, and how it truly was an opportunity for me. Read the blog or listen to the podcast to learn all about it. And we’re doing a free book giveaway. Listen for details.

Duration:00:09:06

Dropping Expectations

12/30/2018
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When you love someone that drinks too much or suffers from addiction it's easy to be wrapped up in their disease, their actions, and their situations. We are high achieving women, and we can develop unrealistic expectations (yes, that means too high of expectations) for yourself and those around. These unrealistic expectations you can steal your joy and make it hard enjoy anything. But what if you start to make peace with who you are right now. Take some time to look around and notice...

Duration:00:15:18

12 Holiday Tips From Your Sisters

12/23/2018
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Holidays can be filled with baking, shopping, and sipping hot cocoa while watching your favorite movies. But when you love someone suffering from addiction, the holiday season can be tough. We reached out to the women in our community to share how they make the holidays enjoyable and less stressful. Listen to the podcast or read the blog for their insights. You'll feel inspired and encouraged by their ideas.

Duration:00:22:29

Your Safe Space

12/16/2018
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Creating a safe space when you love someone suffering from addiction is a must. Truly, it's non-negotiable. When I was married to a good man that drank too much and suffered from addiction, my safe space was my island. It was my sanctuary. I'll tell you what it is, how I created it, and tips for creating your own today. Read the blog or listen to the podcast and we’ll talk all about it.

Duration:00:17:36

Introducing: Ask Me Anything Episode #1

12/9/2018
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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. Some questions are related to addiction - but others aren't. We talk motherhood, raising children, social media, and of course, stranded on an island. 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 something a little more fun, and a bit different. Do...

Duration:00:58:21

Six Ways To Avoid Another Holiday Full of Drama

12/2/2018
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When you love someone that suffers from alcoholism or addiction, the holidays can be unbearable. This season that's supposed to be family oriented and joyous can turn into a nightmare of anxiety and stress because of your loved one's behavior. You deserve to have a good holiday. Their behavior is not your fault. I have 6 tips for you today.

Duration:00:17:54

How One Of Our Sisters Learned to Relax

11/25/2018
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Do you love someone suffering from alcoholism or substance abuse disorder? When you love someone who drinks too much, uses illegal drugs, abuses prescription pills, or is addicted to pornography or sex it can make you feel isolated and alone. You're not alone though. Listen to Janet, a woman in our Love Over Addiction community as she shares her personal story about her addicted husband with Michelle.

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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When you love someone suffering from addiction or substance abuse disorder, it can feel like you're dealing with two different people. When they're sober, you see the person you fell in love with. They're kind, loving, funny, and caring. In these moments you see your true partner and the love of your life. When they start drinking or using drugs, it feels like they turn into someone else. Their addiction masks their personality and takes away the person you fell in love with in 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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Our community is full of women that love good people who drink too much or suffer from addiction. We truly believe that our loved ones are good people. On today's episode, it's a bit of an unusual story, but listen in to hear the core story about why we believe they're good people.

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 or listen to the podcast to learn the best way to decipher between good advice or wisdom you should ignore.

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...

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...

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. When children are raised in a household with addiction, there are certain things we, as mothers, need to be aware of. We're their biggest advocate. We need to learn how to...

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 who's suffering from addiction 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...

Duration:00:12:03