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.
The Real Danger of Distrust
Feeling distrust in your relationship when you love someone struggling with addiction can be quite common. But there is some real danger in that.
Because addiction doesn't like to tell the truth (and it wants to stay in control), it decides to tell lies. And when the lies start, this is how distrust forms.
Tune in to hear this week's episode where I talk about the danger (and signs) of distrust and how you can start to move past it.
How To Learn To Trust Yourself
Whether your loved one suffers from addiction or not, having trust in your relationship is essential. Without it, you'll start to feel frustrated and stuck.
If you entered this relationship with any trust issues from your past, you need to make your healing a priority.
So, how do you start to heal? By learning to trust yourself again. Tune in to this week's episode, where I share some tips (and examples) that you can apply to your life right now.
You Reserve The Right To Change Your Mind
Have you ever waffled on a decision you needed to make while loving someone suffering from addiction? Maybe there have been days you're ready to pack your bags and leave, only to decide you're not ready yet. And guess what? That's okay.
Here's the deal: you reserve the right to change your mind at any time (and as often as you need).
This week I share some personal stories of going back and forth with decisions (and why it's okay to do so).
It’s Okay to Be Angry
Have you ever felt angry at your loved one suffering from addiction? Maybe they lied to you (again). Or spent every dime in your bank account that you needed for bills.
After getting angry, did you feel ashamed or even embarrassed? If so, please give yourself lots of grace. Anger is your body's way of saying that something is not okay with what's going on around you.
How to Find Power From Your Embarrassment
At some point, you've probably felt embarrassed about your situation or something your loved one has done who suffers from addiction. Or maybe you're worried about being judged by others. Does this sound familiar?
When you feel humiliation or shame, you're giving away your power to addiction.
So how do you find your power? Tune in to hear a valuable lesson about embarrassment I taught my son recently and how you can use it to move forward with your healing.
Cheating, Denial, and Addiction
Have you ever thought that your loved one who suffers from addiction might be cheating on you? It's not something you want to think about, right? So it's normal if you're in denial.
But the loving truth is that cheating happens more often than you may think. And look, no judgment at all - it happened to me when I was married to my ex-husband.
Tune in to this week's episode where I share a personal story and why it's important to trust your gut instinct.
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I’m a recovered opiate addict. I recently shared my story on my IG page to give others hope 🙏 I almost lost my life to pain pill opiate addiction because I was ashamed and I feared the judgment of others 😐my mission is to change the stigma around mental health and addiction🥰 ....My addiction affected my whole family. Addiction isn’t a choice but recovery is and I love your podcast to be able to truly understand what the support system goes through 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
I am the mother of an alcoholic and learned about this podcast from my loving daughter-in-law. She has taken a class and
I’ve taken the parent class.
It’s absolutely amazing how dedicated You are Michelle to this mission!
Our family has been on this roller coaster ride for over a year now. It seems much longer! You have a great sense of duty and strength for such a young person. Sending thanks and prayers for everything you do.... you’re an angel.
As soon as Michelle said she knows I am a smart, capable woman who fell in love with a good person who is also an addict but I have probably lost myself in his addiction, I was like, “Yes, how did you know?” And when a weekly email from her said I need to work on my happiness and goals as hard as I would want him to work on his sobriety, I was like “Queen, you are saying things that are in my head but I didn’t know they were there!” Thank you, Michelle, for rooting for us and for providing clarity through all the chaos that life with an addict entails.