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Do you love someone with an addiction? Are you struggling?

YOU ARE NOT ALONE. There is no mistaking it - drug abuse is a worldwide epidemic. If someone you know is caught in the grip of addiction, you are no doubt living in your own personal nightmare.

Whether you are dealing with the turmoil that comes from loving someone with an addiction or feeling broken and knocked down from the aftermath, Saving You Is Killing Me is your go-to book and podcast that can help you take back your power and your life.

When you love someone who drinks too much or suffers from an addiction, it hurts. Life is not ‘normal.’ You may feel alone, but you are not unique in your pain or dilemma. Nor are you isolated in this situation. Saving You Is Killing Me is a helpful guide to light a darkened path. Regardless of the situation, you are in, loving someone with an addiction is emotionally, psychologically, and physically draining. You must understand that nobody deserves to suffer - you have the right to live a peaceful and fulfilled life that is full of love! You can, and you will find happiness again!

Your journey starts by taking back your power and shifting the focus back onto you! With compassion and grace, a positive psychology practitioner and the author of the book Saving You Is Killing Me: Loving Someone With An Addiction, Andrea Seydel, offers support by sharing from her personal experiences and the knowledge that she used to help navigate the wreckage of her own struggle. She exposes the tremendous power of how our relationships can both hurt us and allow us to heal. Trauma is a fact of life, and navigating the turmoil from loving someone with an addiction can be extremely challenging.

Saving You Is Killing Me offers new hope for reclaiming your life. Podcast host Andrea Seydel offers insight and learning opportunities for self-healing, recovery, and resilience that foster an empowering way of life.

Join us weekly.

The Saving You Is Killing Me: Loving Someone With An Addiction Podcast Andrea Seydel

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Do you love someone with an addiction? Are you struggling?

YOU ARE NOT ALONE. There is no mistaking it - drug abuse is a worldwide epidemic. If someone you know is caught in the grip of addiction, you are no doubt living in your own personal nightmare.

Whether you are dealing with the turmoil that comes from loving someone with an addiction or feeling broken and knocked down from the aftermath, Saving You Is Killing Me is your go-to book and podcast that can help you take back your power and your life.

When you love someone who drinks too much or suffers from an addiction, it hurts. Life is not ‘normal.’ You may feel alone, but you are not unique in your pain or dilemma. Nor are you isolated in this situation. Saving You Is Killing Me is a helpful guide to light a darkened path. Regardless of the situation, you are in, loving someone with an addiction is emotionally, psychologically, and physically draining. You must understand that nobody deserves to suffer - you have the right to live a peaceful and fulfilled life that is full of love! You can, and you will find happiness again!

Your journey starts by taking back your power and shifting the focus back onto you! With compassion and grace, a positive psychology practitioner and the author of the book Saving You Is Killing Me: Loving Someone With An Addiction, Andrea Seydel, offers support by sharing from her personal experiences and the knowledge that she used to help navigate the wreckage of her own struggle. She exposes the tremendous power of how our relationships can both hurt us and allow us to heal. Trauma is a fact of life, and navigating the turmoil from loving someone with an addiction can be extremely challenging.

Saving You Is Killing Me offers new hope for reclaiming your life. Podcast host Andrea Seydel offers insight and learning opportunities for self-healing, recovery, and resilience that foster an empowering way of life.

Join us weekly.

    IT'S NOT YOU. IT'S THEM. Resilient Rebound with Ann Dypiangco

    IT'S NOT YOU. IT'S THEM. Resilient Rebound with Ann Dypiangco

    Saving You Is Killing Me-


    The Tap Back Into Your Power Resource, Support and Network! 


    Has someone else’s problem become your problem? Is loving someone with an addiction leaving you feeling broken, exhausted, and repeatedly disappointed? 


    When you love someone who drinks too much or suffers from an addiction, it hurts. Life is not normal. You may feel alone, but you are not unique in your pain or dilemma. Nor are you isolated in this situation. Saving You Is Killing Me is a helpful guide to light a darkened path. Regardless of the struggle you are in, loving someone with an addiction is emotionally, psychologically, and physically draining. You must understand that nobody deserves to suffer - you have the right to live a peaceful and fulfilled life that is full of love! You can, and you will find happiness again!


    Your journey starts by taking back your power and shifting the focus back onto you! With compassion and grace, a positive psychology practitioner and the author of Saving You Is Killing Me: Loving Someone With An Addiction, Andrea Seydel offers support by sharing her personal experiences and the knowledge she used to help navigate the wreckage of her struggle. She exposes the tremendous power of how our relationships can both hurt us and allow us to heal. Trauma is a fact of life, and navigating the turmoil from loving someone with an addiction can be extremely challenging.


    Saving You Is Killing Me offers new hope for reclaiming your life. Seydel offers insight and learning opportunities for self-healing, recovery, and resilience that foster an empowering way of life.


    For more support, information, or to share your story of strength, head over the website: https://www.andreaseydel.com/savingyouiskillingme


    Join us in the private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/savingyouiskillingme


    Grab Your Copy of the Saving You Is Killing Me: Loving Someone With an Addiction Book: 


    Grab Your FREE Self-Care Starter Kit and Discount Code for my book HERE


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    IT'S NOT YOU. IT'S THEM. Resilient Rebound with Ann Dypiangco. Supporting women after shitty relationships is kinda her thing.








    MOVE ON from a toxic relationship with confidence.


    Expert support for women who want to shed the shame, break old patterns, & start prioritizing their needs.


    She can be reached at https://www.resilientrebound.com

    • 32 min
    LET IT OUT: A Journey Through Journaling

    LET IT OUT: A Journey Through Journaling

    Saving You Is Killing Me-


    The Tap Back Into Your Power Resource, Support and Network! 


    Has someone else’s problem become your problem? Is loving someone with an addiction leaving you feeling broken, exhausted, and repeatedly disappointed? 


    When you love someone who drinks too much or suffers from an addiction, it hurts. Life is not normal. You may feel alone, but you are not unique in your pain or dilemma. Nor are you isolated in this situation. Saving You Is Killing Me is a helpful guide to light a darkened path. Regardless of the struggle you are in, loving someone with an addiction is emotionally, psychologically, and physically draining. You must understand that nobody deserves to suffer - you have the right to live a peaceful and fulfilled life that is full of love! You can, and you will find happiness again!


    Your journey starts by taking back your power and shifting the focus back onto you! With compassion and grace, a positive psychology practitioner and the author of Saving You Is Killing Me: Loving Someone With An Addiction, Andrea Seydel offers support by sharing her personal experiences and the knowledge she used to help navigate the wreckage of her struggle. She exposes the tremendous power of how our relationships can both hurt us and allow us to heal. Trauma is a fact of life, and navigating the turmoil from loving someone with an addiction can be extremely challenging.


    Saving You Is Killing Me offers new hope for reclaiming your life. Seydel offers insight and learning opportunities for self-healing, recovery, and resilience that foster an empowering way of life.


    For more support, information, or to share your story of strength, head over the website: https://www.andreaseydel.com/savingyouiskillingme


    Join us in the private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/savingyouiskillingme


    Grab Your Copy of the Saving You Is Killing Me: Loving Someone With an Addiction Book: 


    Grab Your FREE Self-Care Starter Kit and Discount Code for my book HERE


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    Let It Out- A Journey Through Journaling to Gain Self-Awareness and Healing


    It's tiring to act okay and be strong when in reality, you're close to the edge of a breakdown, exhausted and depleted. When you love someone with an addiction, the level of stress, confusion and worry can be challenging. Gaining self-awareness and processing emotions and thoughts becomes essential for your well-being. Acknowledging and confronting difficult emotions allows for healing and brings about a sense of empowerment and the ability to cope with struggle positively. Journaling is a wonderful positive intervention that can help you build resilience.

    • 11 min
    YOU CAN'T DO LIFE ALONE with guest Claudia Aronowitz

    YOU CAN'T DO LIFE ALONE with guest Claudia Aronowitz

    Saving You Is Killing Me-


    The Tap Back Into Your Power Resource, Support and Network! 


    Has someone else’s problem become your problem? Is loving someone with an addiction leaving you feeling broken, exhausted, and repeatedly disappointed? 


    When you love someone who drinks too much or suffers from an addiction, it hurts. Life is not normal. You may feel alone, but you are not unique in your pain or dilemma. Nor are you isolated in this situation. Saving You Is Killing Me is a helpful guide to light a darkened path. Regardless of the struggle you are in, loving someone with an addiction is emotionally, psychologically, and physically draining. You must understand that nobody deserves to suffer - you have the right to live a peaceful and fulfilled life that is full of love! You can, and you will find happiness again!


    Your journey starts by taking back your power and shifting the focus back onto you! With compassion and grace, a positive psychology practitioner and the author of Saving You Is Killing Me: Loving Someone With An Addiction, Andrea Seydel offers support by sharing her personal experiences and the knowledge she used to help navigate the wreckage of her struggle. She exposes the tremendous power of how our relationships can both hurt us and allow us to heal. Trauma is a fact of life, and navigating the turmoil from loving someone with an addiction can be extremely challenging.


    Saving You Is Killing Me offers new hope for reclaiming your life. Seydel offers insight and learning opportunities for self-healing, recovery, and resilience that foster an empowering way of life.


    For more support, information, or to share your story of strength, head over the website: https://www.andreaseydel.com/savingyouiskillingme


    Join us in the private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/savingyouiskillingme


    Grab Your Copy of the Saving You Is Killing Me: Loving Someone With an Addiction Book: 


    Grab Your FREE Self-Care Starter Kit and Discount Code for my book HERE


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    Claudia Aronowitz- Our special guest and  Andrea talk about the power of connection-Your Way Forward
    Life takes you on different and unexpected journeys. I am no exception.
    Before becoming a coach and mediator she started her professional path with a BA in nutrition and a Master of Public Health degree, specializing in behavioural change. She worked as senior director for twenty years in the not-for-profit and healthcare sectors.


    At the age of 41, she was diagnosed with cancer. This changed everything. She reevaluated her professional journey and shifted her focus from building and supporting communities to helping individuals.


    She retrained as a coach and mediator, adding studies in positive psychology and organizational relationship systems coaching. She became certified with the International Coaching Federation and the Coaching Training Institute—the highest certifications available today for coaches. It is through her ongoing learning and training, and her unique personal strengths that she serves each of her clients in the best ways possible.


    She can be reached at 


    https://claudiaaro.com 


    We are so thankful for her wonderful support

    • 26 min
    GAIN SOME HEADSPACE: The Mindful Way

    GAIN SOME HEADSPACE: The Mindful Way

    Saving You Is Killing Me-


    The Tap Back Into Your Power Resource, Support and Network! 


    Has someone else’s problem become your problem? Is loving someone with an addiction leaving you feeling broken, exhausted, and repeatedly disappointed? 


    When you love someone who drinks too much or suffers from an addiction, it hurts. Life is not normal. You may feel alone, but you are not unique in your pain or dilemma. Nor are you isolated in this situation. Saving You Is Killing Me is a helpful guide to light a darkened path. Regardless of the struggle you are in, loving someone with an addiction is emotionally, psychologically, and physically draining. You must understand that nobody deserves to suffer - you have the right to live a peaceful and fulfilled life that is full of love! You can, and you will find happiness again!


    Your journey starts by taking back your power and shifting the focus back onto you! With compassion and grace, a positive psychology practitioner and the author of Saving You Is Killing Me: Loving Someone With An Addiction, Andrea Seydel offers support by sharing her personal experiences and the knowledge she used to help navigate the wreckage of her struggle. She exposes the tremendous power of how our relationships can both hurt us and allow us to heal. Trauma is a fact of life, and navigating the turmoil from loving someone with an addiction can be extremely challenging.


    Saving You Is Killing Me offers new hope for reclaiming your life. Seydel offers insight and learning opportunities for self-healing, recovery, and resilience that foster an empowering way of life.


    For more support, information, or to share your story of strength, head over the website: https://www.andreaseydel.com/savingyouiskillingme


    Join us in the private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/savingyouiskillingme


    Grab Your Copy of the Saving You Is Killing Me: Loving Someone With an Addiction Book: 


    Grab Your FREE Self-Care Starter Kit and Discount Code for my book HERE


    THIS EPISODE: 


    GAIN SOME HEADSPACE: The Mindful Way


    Many of us go about our days mindlessly until our thinking is taken over by worry. When you love someone with addiction it might be thoughts like: Why are they acting this way? Where are they? Are they drinking/doing drugs again? Are they ok? Why do they pick fights with me? What else can I do to help them? What if my boundaries are too rigid and something terrible happens? Your brain gets hijacked by thoughts like these.


    Mindfulness is an ancient practice that moves from mindlessness and runaway thoughts of worry, concern and rumination to mindfulness and the distance between the thinking and the thought. What is interesting about mindfulness is that it is not just mediation; it isn’t about wiping your mind clear of thoughts. It’s not just relaxation - although it is calming, it’s not a pose in yoga.


    Find out more listen to the episode or head to my website for full show notes. 

    • 17 min
    ADDICTION IS LIKE A TORNADO: Raw in Recovery

    ADDICTION IS LIKE A TORNADO: Raw in Recovery

    Saving You Is Killing Me-


    The Tap Back Into Your Power Resource, Support and Network! 


    Has someone else’s problem become your problem? Is loving someone with an addiction leaving you feeling broken, exhausted, and repeatedly disappointed? 


    When you love someone who drinks too much or suffers from an addiction, it hurts. Life is not normal. You may feel alone, but you are not unique in your pain or dilemma. Nor are you isolated in this situation. Saving You Is Killing Me is a helpful guide to light a darkened path. Regardless of the struggle you are in, loving someone with an addiction is emotionally, psychologically, and physically draining. You must understand that nobody deserves to suffer - you have the right to live a peaceful and fulfilled life that is full of love! You can, and you will find happiness again!


    Your journey starts by taking back your power and shifting the focus back onto you! With compassion and grace, a positive psychology practitioner and the author of Saving You Is Killing Me: Loving Someone With An Addiction, Andrea Seydel offers support by sharing her personal experiences and the knowledge she used to help navigate the wreckage of her struggle. She exposes the tremendous power of how our relationships can both hurt us and allow us to heal. Trauma is a fact of life, and navigating the turmoil from loving someone with an addiction can be extremely challenging.


    Saving You Is Killing Me offers new hope for reclaiming your life. Seydel offers insight and learning opportunities for self-healing, recovery, and resilience that foster an empowering way of life.


    For more support, information, or to share your story of strength, head over the website: https://www.andreaseydel.com/savingyouiskillingme


    Join us in the private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/savingyouiskillingme


    Grab Your Copy of the Saving You Is Killing Me: Loving Someone With an Addiction Book: 


    Grab Your FREE Self-Care Starter Kit and Discount Code for my book HERE


    THIS EPISODE: 


    ADDICTION IS LIKE A TORNADO: Raw in Recovery


    with guest is Yianni Tsatas.


    Yianni is an Addiction Counselor, Sober Coach & Intervention Specialist from Montreal.



    He knows and understands firsthand how hard it is to break free of dangerous habits. The road to recovery isn’t an easy one – but he did it. Now, he helps others achieve the same power to take their lives back and gain meaning in their journey towards being sober. He shares the perspective and story of strength and resilience. 


    He can be reached at 


    https://rawinrecovery.com



     

    • 26 min
    IT'S OKAY NOT TO BE OKAY: Self-Awareness and the Permission to be Human

    IT'S OKAY NOT TO BE OKAY: Self-Awareness and the Permission to be Human

    Saving You Is Killing Me-


    The Tap Back Into Your Power Resource, Support and Network! 


    Has someone else’s problem become your problem? Is loving someone with an addiction leaving you feeling broken, exhausted, and repeatedly disappointed? 


    When you love someone who drinks too much or suffers from an addiction, it hurts. Life is not normal. You may feel alone, but you are not unique in your pain or dilemma. Nor are you isolated in this situation. Saving You Is Killing Me is a helpful guide to light a darkened path. Regardless of the struggle you are in, loving someone with an addiction is emotionally, psychologically, and physically draining. You must understand that nobody deserves to suffer - you have the right to live a peaceful and fulfilled life that is full of love! You can, and you will find happiness again!


    Your journey starts by taking back your power and shifting the focus back onto you! With compassion and grace, a positive psychology practitioner and the author of Saving You Is Killing Me: Loving Someone With An Addiction, Andrea Seydel offers support by sharing her personal experiences and the knowledge she used to help navigate the wreckage of her struggle. She exposes the tremendous power of how our relationships can both hurt us and allow us to heal. Trauma is a fact of life, and navigating the turmoil from loving someone with an addiction can be extremely challenging.


    Saving You Is Killing Me offers new hope for reclaiming your life. Seydel offers insight and learning opportunities for self-healing, recovery, and resilience that foster an empowering way of life.


    For more support, information, or to share your story of strength, head over the website: https://www.andreaseydel.com/savingyouiskillingme


    Join us in the private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/savingyouiskillingme


    Grab Your Copy of the Saving You Is Killing Me: Loving Someone With an Addiction Book: 


    Grab Your FREE Self-Care Starter Kit and Discount Code for my book HERE


    IN THIS EPISODE: 



     


    IT'S OKAY NOT TO BE OKAY: Self-Awareness and the Permission to be Human


     
    By Andrea Seydel Author of Saving You Is Killing Me: Loving Someone with an Addiction



     
    When you love someone with addiction, emotions can get the better of you. Frequently you are left feeling hurt, disappointed, angry and sad. But it is essential to know these emotions are fundamental and very human. When you gain self-awareness, you can recognize and manage your feelings and gain emotional intelligence to help you take back your power and better handle these elements of your lives. It is empowering to look at your own words and actions from a perspective outside of yourself to see yourself more clearly. In this sense, you can see self-awareness is a way of introspection that brings opportunities for honouring your thoughts, feelings and behaviour from a clear, compassionate perspective.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

laurmal ,

Vulnerability heals

Hearing the stories of people who love someone with an addiction contributes immensely to the efforts of removing the stigma of mental illness.

In this show, shared experience and vulnerability open the curtains letting light flood the darkness that all too often leaves people feeling alone.

Kirk_77 ,

Compassionate Voice In Times of Struggle

When you love someone with an addiction, it’s hard! Andrea compassionately speaks from a place of experience and knowledge! She offers an invaluable amount of insight into navigating the turmoil that comes from loving an addict! I highly recommend listening if you are ready to take back your power!

Andrea Seydel ,

You’re not alone

What a wonderful positive resource to help you tap back into your power and reclaim your life.
All too often when we go through struggle we feel alone. This is the community that understands the turmoil that comes from loving someone with an addiction. Every week offers you insight, tools of resilience building and a sense of community:So you can struggle well!!

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