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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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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

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. That could be finding self confidence for the first time ever, or truly accepting yourself as you are today. She was almost…

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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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