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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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Part I – How To Deal With Denial When You Love Someone Suffering From Addiction

When we love someone suffering from addiction, it’s much easier to be in denial about what’s really going on. And there’s no judgment here. More than likely, we’ve all done it at one time or another. We have a story for you though, a real life story of bravery, hope, healing, and love. This week…

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Giving Up Control

How To Give Up Control Of Your Loved One’s Addiction

When we love someone suffering from addiction, life can feel out of control and completely chaotic. When we’re at a loss for what to do, it’s easy to resort to trying to control every little thing.  And who wouldn’t? I know I did for a long time. There’s never any judgment here. But today, let’s…

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Dana and me

She’s Staying With Her Husband Suffering From Alcoholism

Today we have a particularly interesting interview for you. Dana is one of my best friends, and has been for over 20 years. We met in college before I was married to a good man that suffered from alcoholism and addiction. She also married a good man that suffers from alcoholism. She’s decided to stay…

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Cleaning House

How Cleaning Your House and Addiction Are Related

Today we’re going to be talking about one of my absolutely favorite topics: Cleaning. Now you might be thinking, “Michelle, what the heck does cleaning have to do with addiction?” A lot actually. We talk about tools. Well, cleaning is one of the tools that can have many, many benefits when you are living in…

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St. Patty's Day

Practical Tips When Your Partner Drinks Too Much

We are a sisterhood bonded together by the fact that we love a good person that suffers from addiction. We all know that holidays (including St. Patrick’s Day) can be hard. Any small holiday can be the perfect excuse for your loved one to drink more, smoke more, use more, or do whatever it is…

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A Celebration Of Women Who Love Someone Suffering From Addiction

I loved the man. But not the addiction. I consider them two separate entities. Separating the one I loved from the addiction helped me enter forgiveness long enough to melt my heart. Addiction was the third party in our marriage. It made me feel like I shouldn’t speak up. Like I shouldn’t stand up. Addiction…

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How to Gain Self-Confidence (at any age)

Today you’re going to hear from a woman who is truly inspirational. She is living proof that it’s never too late to make those scary life changes we know we need to make. Eva was almost 70 years old when she realized she wanted to spend the rest of her life being happy and not…

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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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Part I – How To Deal With Denial When You Love Someone Suffering From Addiction

When we love someone suffering from addiction, it’s much easier to be in denial about what’s really going on. And there’s no judgment here. More than likely, we’ve all done it at one time or another. We have a story for you though, a real life story of bravery, hope, healing, and love. This week…

Read More
Giving Up Control

How To Give Up Control Of Your Loved One’s Addiction

When we love someone suffering from addiction, life can feel out of control and completely chaotic. When we’re at a loss for what to do, it’s easy to resort to trying to control every little thing.  And who wouldn’t? I know I did for a long time. There’s never any judgment here. But today, let’s…

Read More
Dana and me

She’s Staying With Her Husband Suffering From Alcoholism

Today we have a particularly interesting interview for you. Dana is one of my best friends, and has been for over 20 years. We met in college before I was married to a good man that suffered from alcoholism and addiction. She also married a good man that suffers from alcoholism. She’s decided to stay…

Read More
Cleaning House

How Cleaning Your House and Addiction Are Related

Today we’re going to be talking about one of my absolutely favorite topics: Cleaning. Now you might be thinking, “Michelle, what the heck does cleaning have to do with addiction?” A lot actually. We talk about tools. Well, cleaning is one of the tools that can have many, many benefits when you are living in…

Read More
St. Patty's Day

Practical Tips When Your Partner Drinks Too Much

We are a sisterhood bonded together by the fact that we love a good person that suffers from addiction. We all know that holidays (including St. Patrick’s Day) can be hard. Any small holiday can be the perfect excuse for your loved one to drink more, smoke more, use more, or do whatever it is…

Read More

A Celebration Of Women Who Love Someone Suffering From Addiction

I loved the man. But not the addiction. I consider them two separate entities. Separating the one I loved from the addiction helped me enter forgiveness long enough to melt my heart. Addiction was the third party in our marriage. It made me feel like I shouldn’t speak up. Like I shouldn’t stand up. Addiction…

Read More

How to Gain Self-Confidence (at any age)

Today you’re going to hear from a woman who is truly inspirational. She is living proof that it’s never too late to make those scary life changes we know we need to make. Eva was almost 70 years old when she realized she wanted to spend the rest of her life being happy and not…

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Do Labels Really Make A Difference When It Comes To Addiction?

When we love someone that drinks too much or suffers from addiction, it’s easy to go down the rabbit hole of researching their issues and offering them a label or diagnosis. And frankly, why wouldn’t we? We know they have a problem, and we love them. We’re trying to help. Right? Inside our Secret Facebook…

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Valentine’s Day With Our Love Over Addiction Sisters

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s supposed to be a romantic day all about love. But for women like us, we can feel discouraged, alone, and even jealous because our loved one isn’t home celebrating romance with us. Instead, they’re out drinking too much or using with their “friends”. We have a loving…

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Ask Me Anything #3 With My Husband

For those of you that haven’t heard, we’ve started a new series called Ask Me Anything. It’s where women in our community send me questions they’d like to know the answers to. (If you missed it, here is Episode 1 and Episode 2.) Today we’re trying something really different. My husband, or “current” husband (that…

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How to Handle Super Bowl Weekend When Your Loved One Drinks Too Much

Super Bowl is a huge drinking weekend. If you love someone that drinks too much or suffers from addiction, they might use this weekend as an excuse to drink more beer, smoke another joint, or take more illegal drugs. I’ve been there. I remember exactly what this weekend was like when I was married to…

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When You Don’t Feel Safe In Your Own Home

Today’s post is truly one of the most powerful and shocking stories we’ve ever done. You’re going to hear the story of Desiree, a woman who had children with a man that drinks too much. If you’ve ever felt unsafe in your own home, if you’ve ever wanted your loved one to attend rehab, wondered…

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Ask Me Anything #2 About My Ex-Husband

This week I am sharing a personal conversation I had with one of my best friends, Leanne. We talk about divorce, my ex-husband, and what it’s like to parent kids when their dad is not in their lives. Plus, we also cover in-laws because we’re already going there so why not go all the way……

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