Should We Throw Away Their Substances
Love Over Addiction Podcast
by Michelle Anderson
6d ago
When we love somone suffering from addiction, it can be hard to know if we should throw away their drugs, alcohol, or get rid of their pornography.  We hear this from people in our community all the time. They'll find stashes in the bathroom, bedroom, garage, car, or office. What should you do when you find it?  We'll get into the details of how to handle each item, because their are legal differences between drugs vs. alcohol or porn.  Find all the details here: https://www.loveover.co/podcast/should-we-throw-away-their-substances   ..read more
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How to Get Back to Being Yourself
Love Over Addiction Podcast
by Michelle Anderson
6d ago
Today, let's dive into something deep—finding our way back to ourselves. You ever look in the mirror and wonder where that old you went? Yeah, it hits hard. Love, especially when it's entangled with addiction, can make us feel lost, lonely, and like we've lost our spark. But here's the thing—I believe we can reclaim ourselves, even in the midst of this chaos. It's all about being honest with ourselves. I want to ask you: What do you really want for yourself in the coming year? And what are you willing to do differently to make it happen? Let's break a common myth too: thinking that everything ..read more
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He Went To 5 Rehabs In 22 Years
Love Over Addiction Podcast
by Michelle Anderson
6d ago
When your loved one who struggles with addiction has been in and out of rehab for 22 years, at what point do you say, 'enough is enough?' Because honestly, are they really EVER going to get healthy (especially when they can't be honest about their addiction)? That's something a strong woman in our community shared recently and what her 'line in the sand' was for leaving her marriage. Take some time to listen to this new podcast episode and how the work she's done on her healing (including unlearning 'learned' behavior) has also helped her kids regarding their dad's addiction. Find more here:&n ..read more
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Interview: He Was A High-Functioning Alcoholic
Love Over Addiction Podcast
by Michelle Anderson
6d ago
Have you ever wondered whether your loved one's drinking is really 'that bad?' When you love someone who is a high-functioning alcoholic, it can be easy to start doubting yourself and your feelings. I spoke with a brave woman in our community recently who opened up about going through this.  Tune in to this new podcast episode where she shares about her high-functioning alcoholic husband, as well as dealing with family members who are unsupportive of the decisions she's making for her future. Find more here:  https://loveoveraddiction.com/high-functioning-alcoholic/ Join us here: htt ..read more
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Staying With Your Loved One Who Struggles With Addiction
Love Over Addiction Podcast
by Michelle Anderson
6d ago
When you love someone struggling with addiction, the decision to stay or leave your relationship is ultimately up to you. It's one that you need to have full ownership of. But if you've decided to stay, what does that look like? And what are some things that you'll need to consider? Tune in to this new episode where I dive into this (as well as what a wedding dress moment has to do with staying with your loved one). Find more here:  https://loveoveraddiction.com/staying-with-your-loved-one/ Join us here: https://loveoveraddiction.com ..read more
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After You Leave: What To Expect
Love Over Addiction Podcast
by Michelle Anderson
6d ago
When you love someone struggling with addiction, there's usually a rollercoaster of emotions - feeling hopeful for their recovery, only to then feel disappointed when they can't get sober. Over and over again. Not only is this frustrating, but it's an unhealthy cycle for you, as well.  So if you've finally reached a point that enough is enough and you've decided to leave, then what? Tune in to this new episode to hear why it's time to take ownership of your life and what that may look like. Find more here:  https://loveoveraddiction.com/after-you-leave/ Join us here: https://loveover ..read more
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Where Is Your Loved One In Their Recovery?
Love Over Addiction Podcast
by Michelle Anderson
6d ago
If you tuned in last week, you heard me covering some of the first steps in helping you figure out where your loved one may be in their recovery. And this week, we're going to dive in even more. These steps will not only help you understand what recovery looks like for them but how some of it may even apply to your own healing, as well. Tune in to this new episode, where I share the importance of taking a self-inventory, codependency, and how addressing both are essential for recovery. Find more here:  https://loveoveraddiction.com/recovery/ Join us here: https://loveoveraddiction.com ..read more
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Interview: Dating After Leaving Someone With Addiction
Love Over Addiction Podcast
by Michelle Anderson
2w ago
If you've moved on from your relationship with someone who struggles with addiction (or have been thinking about it), have you wondered what 'life after leaving' looks like? Or what would dating again be like? That might seem a little scary, right? I recently spoke with a woman in our community who was very brave and open about what this has been like for her. Tune in for this new podcast episode to hear a great conversation about starting over, what dating again looks like, and how there actually ARE some blessings of addiction. Find more here:  https://loveoveraddiction.com/dating-after ..read more
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Two Codependent Boundary Systems You Need To Know
Love Over Addiction Podcast
by Michelle Anderson
2w ago
As a codependent, setting (and sticking to) boundaries can sometimes be challenging. And look, no judgment at all. Boundaries are tricky and take lots of practice.  But they're also so important to have when you love someone suffering from addiction. Because here's the thing: without boundaries, the morals and values you entered the relationship with become compromised over time. Tune in to this week's episode, where I discuss a favorite book of mine (along with some helpful stories) about setting and sticking to boundaries. And even if you're not codependent, this will still be super hel ..read more
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Interview: How I’m Deciding To Stay Or Go
Love Over Addiction Podcast
by Michelle Anderson
2w ago
How do you know if you should stay or leave your relationship when you love someone struggling with addiction? I had the pleasure of speaking with a brave woman in our community recently who shared the lessons she's learned while working on her own healing and her reasoning for staying or leaving her marriage. Tune in to this week's new podcast episode to hear how she built up her confidence and independence and how she grappled with what the church says about divorce. Find more here:  https://loveoveraddiction.com/interview-stay-or-go/ Join us here: https://loveoveraddiction.com ..read more
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