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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
If you’re the wife of an an alcoholic or substance abuser you are not powerless over his addiction. You don’t need to wait for him to get sober to start to feel happiness. Join us for encouragement, hope and some fun (because recovery doesn’t need to be all depressing). How to feel love, joy and happiness while loving an alcoholic or substance abuser. If you feel exhausted from trying to help, depressed when he’s been drinking or using drugs and worried this roller coaster ride will never en ...
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
There is a very common issue in the world of addiction called dry drunk. It’s when someone is actively refraining from drinking, but still displaying signs of selfishness, stubbornness, lack of accountability, and blame. And it’s shocking because for so long you’ve thought if they just got sober everything would be better. If they just got sobe ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
Rehab can be the best thing that has ever happened to someone trying to get sober. And for many brave men and women, it is the starting point for their sobriety. Others come home and are back to their old ways within days. But there seems to be a growing trend happening that I want to talk about. Many women in the Love Over Addiction program ar ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
I was talking to a wonderful and wise woman who has joined the Love Over Addiction program, and she was telling me a story about her husband who lied to her about his drinking. She walked in on him sitting in his office and sensed that he had been drinking again. She confronted him and he denied it. So she picked up the glass and said, “What is ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
Last week I was speaking with a woman who booked a personal coaching call with me. She was feeling stuck, and she wanted to leave but couldn't bring herself to imagine ACTUALLY leaving. She was looking for a breakthrough that would convince her that leaving or staying was the “right thing to do.” I told her, don't worry about getting to the fin ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
Let's be real, loving someone who drinks too much or suffers from substance abuse can feel like the opposite of a blessing. But one of the things that make our community different is that we refuse to just talk about the dark sides of this disease. Many, many blessings come out of a complicated relationship. And today, I want to talk about one ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
Do you feel exhausted from loving someone suffering from addiction? Are you worried about the one you love so much your heart hurts? Are you wondering how to help them get them sober or convince them they have a problem and need help? Do you wonder if they will ever change? When you love someone suffering from addiction, the list of worries goe ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
The other day, my husband and I were celebrating a special event. We came home, got our pajamas on, tucked the kids into bed, and prepared for a cozy evening in. I was standing in our bathroom washing my face and he walked in with a drink. And all of a sudden I felt a feeling I hadn’t experienced in years. My stomach got tight and I felt a litt ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
A woman in our community told me she’s heard some mothers say it’s easier for wives who love someone suffering from addiction or alcoholism because they can leave their husbands, but a mother's role never ends. And I lovingly disagree. True, a married couple with no children can divorce and never speak again. So can a married couple who had a c ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
If you’re married to someone who leaves the house to hang out with his or her friends or who stops at the bar on the way home and you’re wondering why they don't want to spend time with you (and the kids, if you have any) I want to ask you a question about a bad habit you may have picked up. And before I ask you, it’s important to know that the ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
A while ago, I went skilling with my family in Whistler, Canada, and when I came back I just didn’t feel like myself. I would wake up in the morning feeling exhausted after an 8-hour sleep. I kept thinking it was jet lag, but weeks went by and I just never felt better. A few years ago I had gone in for some blood work and the doctor noticed som ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
When you love someone suffering from addiction is it ok to drink around them? Sometimes it’s easy to say “no, thank you” when we’re asked if we would like a glass of wine or pretty beverage since we have grown to hate the very substance that’s tearing our family apart. But other times, we wonder… am I enabling him if I drink around him? If I’m ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
I love to remind you how strong and courageous you are. I choose these adjectives for two reasons: one--I know they are true about you and two--this disease tries (and sometimes succeeds) at making us feel weak and helpless. But if you’re the type of woman like me who always feels like she has to be strong, who takes problems head on and is con ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
The other night I was folding laundry - that’s a daily chore with a large family… thankfully, I have a very nice laundry room where I can watch the kids in the pool or playing in the backyard while I fold and stack. I was in the middle of moving the clothes from the washer to the dryer and I was thinking of you (because I spend a lot of my time ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
The Love Over Addiction Secret Facebook Group is filled with women who are some of the most loving and encouraging women I’ve ever meet. We are a sisterhood who is bonded together by the fact that we love someone suffering with addiction. This disease can do a really good job of keeping us isolated and alone. But there is something so healing a ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
This week we’re going to answer the question: why do I stay in an unhealthy relationship? But... before we get started, I want to make something clear. I will never tell you to stay or leave. There are many women in this community who choose to stay in their marriage and it works for them. And there are women who leave. My goal for this communi ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
As most of you know, I have a blended family. I have given birth to 4 children. And I’m about to share with you a story that at first glance might not seem like it has a lot to do with drinking or addiction, but hang with me and I promise I will get there. Over the last 3 years I have done almost everything to get my stomach flat. I have thinne ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
A few weeks ago we discussed intimacy while loving an alcoholic or substance abuser and I covered what to do if you would rather not be intimate with the one you love. This week I’m going to go into a little more detail because of all the questions I’m receiving. You’re going to learn if alcohol or drugs can kill their sex drive - and lead to E ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
Sometimes the disease of addiction can bring out the worst in us. We can feel angry they keep lying to us. Or depressed because they keep choosing drugs and alcohol over their marriage and family. But if you take away all the dysfunction that addiction adds to the family, if you remove those layers, you will discover a gentle and loving woman w ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
Last week, I answered a question from one of our loving, strong women in our Secret Facebook Group. I love this group. I’ll admit... being the introvert I am, I’m not usually one to join groups. So when I started adding free access to the group when you join one of our programs, I really wondered - are women actually going to find this helpful? ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
When you join one of our online programs you get a special invitation to our Secret Facebook Group (no one can tell you're a member or see your posts). This group is filled with women who all love someone suffering from addiction. And our little Secret Group is a BIG part of my heart. They share with such honesty that empowers us all to rise up ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
This week we’re going to be talking about a subject that makes some people (most people) feel uncomfortable. Intimacy (or in other words: sex). Intimacy can be difficult when you love someone who drinks too much or suffers from addiction. If you’re married to a man who drinks or uses drugs in the evening - often times you might be looking to ha ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
There is a new movement going on about addiction - men and women who are in recovery are speaking out about their addiction. They are trying to break the stigma that addiction is a shameful disease and something we need to keep a secret. And I am so amazingly proud of all the ones who are brave enough to publicly declare their victory (or journ ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
What do we do when the one we love keeps choosing drugs and alcohol over us? Most of us feel angry and rejected. Some of us choose to react to our anger by shoving it down inside. Others lash out. Neither option is good. So what do we do with all the anger that seems like it comes along with this disease? How do we get back to a place of joy? H ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
In this community, we give you a lot of tools to help you feel happiness and joy whether your partner gets sober or not. We don’t believe the common theory that says we’re powerless over this disease. There are many things we can do that will take our power of choice and confidence back from the awful disease that steals it. We don’t just throw ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
My family and I are thinking of moving to Nashville. This really isn’t something we all want to do, but it’s a move that we are feeling called to do. There are a millions reasons why moving to this beautiful town makes sense. We could go from five schools to two. We would have way more options for a thriving church. Even the cost of living woul ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
When I was married to a good man suffering from this disease, I went to the bookstore on a regular basis looking for books about how to help my husband get sober. What I found was tons of stories and memoirs about brave men and women who have struggled with addiction and found a way to get sober. But there were no stories about the women who lo ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
I am asked all the time, "Why do I keep going back to someone who hurts me so much?" There are many reasons we stay, but instead of guessing, I’m going to be vulnerable and share with you why I kept falling in love with a man who clearly didn’t love me or himself enough to get sober. Here are the top four reasons I kept going back to a broken r ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
Almost every week, a woman who loves a good person suffering from the disease of addiction asks me if they should tell their family how out of control things have become. Have you ever wondered if you should tell your family about their latest binge? Or about the time they never came home? Or what’s really going on with your marriage? Your love ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
If you have been listening to my podcast or reading my blog, then you know that I love to research. One of my happy places is sitting behind my computer in my office with a warm cup of tea and spending the day Googling and getting deep into a subject. Recently, I went to an event in Naples, Florida and during dinner, I sat next to a researcher. ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
Do you find it difficult to know what to do when the one you love starts drinking in front of your children? Are you a parent of a child who drinks too much or suffers from substance abuse? I often say to my loving Secret Facebook Community - which is filled with some of the most amazing and courageous women on this planet - you have choices. Y ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
Addiction is expensive. Beer, liquor, drugs, pills, porn - it all adds up. I was an oblivious wife and never really paid much attention to our bank statements. Math wasn’t my best subject and I thought it was romantic that my husband took care of the bills and provided for us. But I was wrong. There was nothing romantic about wasting hundreds o ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
Dear _______, Our marriage served a purpose and was not wasted even though it did not last. We had three little ones who are light and joy and gifts to this world. They have your terrific sense of humor, your working hands, and your kind heart. You knew that dark, rainy afternoon that you could not be the father they need. That I had found some ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
Do you overcomplicate things in your life? Maybe you make a decision only to doubt if it's the right one? Do you stay stuck in your situation because you're afraid if you step out in faith it will be too soon or too late? Or the wrong step? Use this checklist to make your next decision and see if your plans match God’s will. Take action immedia ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
I signed up to volunteer with the 4-year-olds at church one Sunday, and about ten minutes into the class, I started looking at the clock and wondering how much longer until the class was over. Let’s be super clear: I love children. I have six of my own, but I am certain being a preschool teacher or working with young kids is not my gift. Maybe ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
It’s not uncommon for the ones we love who are struggling with addiction to have an affair. This disease makes good men and women do awful, hurtful things. http://michellelisaanderson.com/2017/01/is-he-cheating-heres-what-to-do/
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
Several years ago my dad took my brother and me on a trip to Paris to celebrate my divorce. I went to a very famous museum one afternoon called the Louvre and we paid the extra money for the headsets that you can wear while walking around the museum. http://michellelisaanderson.com/2017/01/stop-feeling-not-good-enough/…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
It’s not “normal” to love someone who drinks too much or suffers from addiction so we can’t use “normal” relationship tools. There are common mistakes that we make when we’re trying to help that might not be helpful at all. http://michellelisaanderson.com/2017/01/avoid-these-mistakes/
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
Loving someone who drinks too much or suffers from addiction can feel like you're on a roller coaster relationship. One day they are loving and kind and the next moment they are sick and angry. It can be a lot. So are you helpless? No way. Here’s 5 tips you can do to show that you’re not powerless over this disease. http://michellelisaanderson. ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
When I was married to an alcoholic and substance abuser I stopped taking care of myself and became consumed with taking care of him. Slowly, the things that I enjoyed doing the most took a back seat. My job became a real distraction to my other job of trying to keep him sober. http://michellelisaanderson.com/2017/01/start-helping-yourself/…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
Do you wonder if you should tell anyone about your family disease? Is there a friend or a family member you want to confide in but you’re not sure how to tell them what’s really going on in your home? Are you feeling lonely and isolated because you’ve lost most of your friendships? http://michellelisaanderson.com/2017/01/keeping-struggles-secret/…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
So here’s the deal…. For years I have been sending you letters and recording podcasts of encouragement and love (with some helpful tips) because I think of you all the time. Seriously. Every. Day. http://michellelisaanderson.com/2017/01/dont-unsubscribe-just-loving-nudge/
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
If you love someone who's dealing with addiction you might be feeling alone and disappointed this season is just not turning out the way you hoped it would. Too much alcohol has been consumed, angry words were said or shoved down. Drugs, pills or pornography have become a part of your season of “cheer and holly jolly-ness”. http://michellelisaa ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
Did I ever tell you one of the reasons I decided to leave my husband was because of a basketball hoop we purchased for my kids Christmas gift? http://michellelisaanderson.com/2016/12/why-i-decided-to-leave-my-marriage/
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
You love a good man who drinks too much or suffers from addiction. This disease is cunning and secretive. There are things you need to know that his addiction will never share with you. Post here: http://michellelisaanderson.com/2016/12/4-things-husband-wont-tell/
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
Are you more comfortable putting yourself down than being kind to yourself? How do you react when someone complements you? Do you take a moment to breath it in, or are you quick to reject? Show notes: http://michellelisaanderson.com/2016/12/how-to-feel-better/
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
I don’t need to tell you that this disease can be really painful and do a serious amount of damage to any confidence you once had when you first fell in love. Has the instability of his drinking or drugs caused you to react to everything with anxiety and panic instead of letting go and finding peace? Do you feel beaten down, like you don’t reco ...…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
For years, I thought I had an idea of what a boundary was, I even though I was implementing them in my home and my relationships. But it turns out, I was wrong. Boundaries can be really confusing and I don’t want you to make the same mistakes I did. Show notes: http://michellelisaanderson.com/2016/11/boundary-basics/…
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
The holidays are usually so difficult when you love someone who drinks too much or suffers with substance abuse. Show notes: http://michellelisaanderson.com/2016/11/boundaries-happy-thanksgiving/
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
Let me ask you a question… do you have boundaries in your life? Let’s get even more basic than that…. do you know what a good boundary is? Show notes: http://michellelisaanderson.com/2016/11/good-boundaries/
 
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Wife of An Alcoholic: Recovery | Loving An Alcoholic | Codependency| Michelle Lisa Anderson
 
The other day I got an email from a loving woman who has been a member of our community for years. She is in love with a man who drinks too much or suffers with addiction. And this is what she wrote me: I used to read your blogs and they would make me angry. Not at you, but I kept thinking, "why won't he change? I give him everything, I pray, I ...…
 
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