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Are you being manipulated?

Are You Being Manipulated By Addiction?

We’ve been doing a series about covert and passive aggression. And being manipulated can be part of that. And I know you guys, for those of you that are new to this blog, it sounds kind of boring and kind of technical, but I promise I’m keeping these super short, super sweet, to the point…

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Hiring Professional with Personal Experience

When Experts Don’t Have Personal Experience

There will come a point in time (if you’re not there already) when you’re ready to work with professionals, be it a therapist, a lawyer, some help supporting your children, a mediator, among others. The list goes on and on. In my experience, choosing the best professional to fit your situation is pivotal. Knowing when…

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How To React When They’re Playing Innocent

How To React When They’re Playing Innocent

We’re talking about playing innocent. Does your loved one ever do that? We’ll get into the details, and I do believe you’ll be able to relate. It’s so common, and knowing how to handle this is essential. Last week we defined what it means to be covertly aggressive. And today, I’m going to cover the…

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When Passive Aggression Is Really Covert Aggression

When Passive Aggression Is Really Covert Aggression

When we love someone suffering from any kind of addiction, dealing with different types of aggression is part of our day-to-day. Even though we love these good people, addiction can take the wheel and completely take over the ones we love most. We’re going to start off today’s podcast with a question from Suzy, a…

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Avoid An Argument

How To Avoid An Argument When You Love Someone Suffering From Addiction

You know how we always say addiction happens to good people, right? I truly believe that. And I also believe that addiction can bring out the worst in the ones we love. Why do they want to start arguments and fights? Let me give you an example: Every few months I talk with my ex-husband,…

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Your Greatest Opportunity

Addiction Can Be Your Greatest Opportunity

Loving someone suffering from addiction is incredibly difficult, let’s just be real with each other. But did you know that it’s a wonderful opportunity for you? Hear me out. There’s a reason you were partnered with this person in your life who is suffering from drug addiction, alcoholism, pornography addiction, any kind of addiction. There’s…

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Child Psychologist Expert

A Child Psychologist Expert Interview

As mothers, we all try to give our children the very best. Because their parent suffers from addiction, it becomes our job to protect them from trauma, educate them, love them, and be their absolute biggest advocate. And we may be the moms who get done-up everyday if that’s our thing, or we may be…

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A Small Reminder Of Calm Amidst The Chaos Of Loving Someone Suffering From Addiction

Cleaning, organizing, and decluttering are three words that helped me while loving someone suffering from addiction. Around midnight, when he promised to come home after work, but the front door had not opened, I peeked into my children’s rooms to see them sleeping peacefully. I took a few more steps down the hallway to the…

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Part II – How To Handle Addiction When It’s Progressing Quickly

Whether you’ve decided to stay or leave your relationship, or you’re not ready to think about that at all, this interview offers helpful insights, tips, and tools for your boundaries, your happiness, and how to make it work, no matter the exact situation. This week we’re back with Michelle and Terri, Part 2 – they…

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