Love Over Addiction show

Love Over Addiction

Summary: Do you love someone suffering from addiction? You're not powerless over this disease. You don’t need to wait for them to get sober to start feeling joy, happiness, and love. Join us for encouragement, hope, and some fun (because recovery doesn’t need to be depressing). If you feel exhausted from trying to help, depressed when they've been drinking or using drugs, and worried this roller coaster ride will never end – we can help.

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  • Artist: Michelle Anderson
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 How To Let Go of Anger When You Love an Alcoholic or Substance Abuser | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:04

When you love someone suffering from addiction to alcohol, drugs, sex, pornography, gambling, or whatever else they may choose, we get angry. Their addiction starts to overtake their lives and relationships, right? Of course we get angry. So this week we’re talking specifically about how to let it go.  Find more here:

 How To Help When Your Child Is Suffering From Addiction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:19

Does your child suffer from addiction? Have you found them drinking, using drugs, huffing, or taking pills? If their parent suffers from addiction, that means they have a genetic predisposition. Today we hear from a brave women in our community who caught her son smoking pot, and started a ten year battle with addiction that’s still going on to this day. Find more:

 Why They Might Suffer From Addiction (And How It Relates To You) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:34

As we talked about last week, their addiction isn't your fault, no matter what they may tell you. Sometimes it can help to understand more about why they might be addicted in the first place, because that puts any 'blame' where it belongs (not on you). So why are they addicted? And what exactly does that have to do with you? Hint: It's not what you think. Find more:

 Their Addiction Is Not Your Fault | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:20

Does your child suffer from addiction? If so, I have a very important message for you: it’s not your fault. Today you’ll hear why it’s not your fault + another loving truth.  We have a free masterclass just for parents who have a child suffering from addiction. You can learn more and sign up here: Find more: Join the parent community here:

 How To Thrive When You Love Someone Suffering From Addiction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:36

Thriving. It’s more than surviving. It’s joy, excitement, opportunity, fun. And let’s be honest, when we love someone suffering from addiction, it can be very challenging to get to that space within ourselves.  Today we hear from our community. These women are full of power and wisdom. And listen, they’re thriving. They’ve done a lot of work to get here. You can too. Isn’t that fantastic?  Find more here:

 Can You Be Grateful For Addiction? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:59

Today we find gratitude. Which let’s be honest: in our situations, that can be really hard to do sometimes.  We had to share this episode again today because we wanted you to hear these brave women from our community, and how they find gratitude, all the while loving someone suffering from addiction.  Find more here:

 Helpful Holiday Tips From Our Community | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:56

You’re part of this community, and let’s be honest, most people don’t actually understand what you’re going through.  Your baseline for chaos and lack of control are more than the average woman ever has to deal with.  We asked our community to share some of their holiday tips. It’s so nice to hear from other women who actually get it. They are living it right now too, or have lived it in the past.  Find more details:

 How Letting Things Fall Apart Can Actually Help | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:11

I used to hold our family all together when I was married to a good man suffering from addiction. I would fix, solve, cover up, find solutions, and even lie for him after a big night of drinking and using drugs. I took it on as my responsibility to fix everything. I refused to let it all fall apart. But I was wrong. If you find yourself fixing, solving, and holding it all together, then today's episode is just for you. Find more:

 A Real Life Story About Supporting Your Children Through Addiction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:41

Today we get to hear a real life story from a brave woman in our community. Her story is absolutely amazing, and we talk on big topics like letting go of codependent behaviors, supporting children through the chaos, and how to handle it when one child is extremely loyal to their father. Truly, she’s found peace and happiness whether he’s taking pills (and drinking) or not.   Find more: Connect:

 How Taking Care Of Your Partner Suffering From Addiction Is Actually Hurting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:09

Do you find yourself reminding your partner suffering from addiction of appointments? Picking up their laundry? Cleaning up their messes? Driving them places? Making all their food?  I did the same things - I thought I was helping, but I was actually hurting.  Find out how to let go of acting like their mother, and where to put that energy and effort instead.  Learn more: 

 What It’s Really Like To Leave Your Marriage When You Love Someone Suffering From Addiction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:00

Today I get to share a personal conversation with you from one of our sisters. We cover big topics like staying in her marriage, why (and how) she ended up here in the first place. We talk about how her lack of self-confidence impacted her whole relationship, and where she is today with her two young children.  Find more: Join us: Connect:

 Feeling Guilty Can Be A Good Sign | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:16

Growing up, weren’t we all taught that when we feel guilty about something, that’s our conscience telling us we’ve done something ‘wrong’?  I know I was. So when I was married to a good man suffering from addiction, dealing with feelings of guilt was hard, because I assumed I was in the wrong.  I have a different idea: feeling guilty can actually be a sign that you’re doing the right thing, and that you’re on the right path.

 Why Her Son Suffers From Addiction (And Why That Matters) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:47

Her son (and her husband) both suffer from addiction. She has twin sons, one suffers and one doesn’t. And she thinks she knows why… Usually we don’t get into the details of why someone may suffer, but when you’re a mother with a child suffering it can be helpful. We talk about why and much more.  Find more here: Join your community: Connect personally:

 Why Anger Is Okay (And How To Use It For Good) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:33

Today I have a very simple message for you: It's okay that you're angry. And you can use that anger for good. Find more here: 

 How To Let Go Of Using Addiction As An Excuse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:13

Today we share a conversation with one of our brave Love Over Addiction Sisters. She gets brutally honest with us about the baggage she brought from past relationships, how her husband has set boundaries on her, and how she’s come to a place of compassion and gratitude.  She’s found her own happiness and continues to heal and recover, all the while she’s staying married, and her husband is still drinking.  Find more:


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