Moms Letting Go Without Giving Up

Moms Letting Go Without Giving Up

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By Michelle Weidenbenner
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I help moms of adult addicted loved ones find joy despite their addicted loved one's choices.
As the mother of a recovering addict, and the guardian of two grandchildren, I've spent years trying to cope with this devastating disease. I used to search for others to help me, but couldn't find anyone.
Now I'm focused on comforting moms, like you, by sharing hope and the information I've found along my journey.

Michelle@MichelleWeidenbenner.com
MomsLettingGo.com
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I help moms of adult addicted loved ones find joy despite their addicted loved one's choices.
As the mother of a recovering addict, and the guardian of two grandchildren, I've spent years trying to cope with this devastating disease. I used to search for others to help me, but couldn't find anyone.
Now I'm focused on comforting moms, like you, by sharing hope and the information I've found along my journey.

Michelle@MichelleWeidenbenner.com
MomsLettingGo.com
momslettinggo.com

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Why should we make a fearless moral inventory of ourselves?
Step Four in the 12 Step of recovery. How to make a searching and fearless inventory of ourselves.
17:09
October 17, 2019
Why do we lose hope for our Addicted children?
Learn the first three steps in the 12 steps of recovery. Even though moms aren’t addicted to drugs or alcohol, we are often obsessed with worry and fear. If we learn the first three steps in recovery, we will find hope.
27:30
September 26, 2019
Why won’t our addicted loved ones admit they have a substance use problem?
Learn suggestions on how to handle denial in your addicted love one.
26:33
September 21, 2019
How to build your plan to let go without giving up.
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. “Benjamin Franklin. Create a simple plan that you can follow and implement so you live the life you envisioned.
27:30
September 11, 2019
What is the secret to creating a Vision Board that will bring you joy despite your ALO’s choices?
Creating a vision board can help you find joy despite your addicted loved one’s choices. What do you have to lose if you don’t plan for joy today?
14:21
August 18, 2019
“Loving What Is: Four questions that can change your life, “ by Byron Katie.
As parents of addicted loved ones, we often believe that our child is going to die from his addiction. Here’s a way to help you cope from negative thoughts.
19:47
July 29, 2019
A Heart-Felt Letter Example Parents Can Use to Let Go
A Letter to an ALO the Day We Let Go Without Giving Up
12:31
July 20, 2019
How do you get out of the way and let your ALO handle natural consequences?
1. Define the problem, 2. Brainstorm, 3. Eliminate unwanted ideas, 4. Identify obstacles, 5. Communicate plan, 6. Get out of the way.
22:52
July 3, 2019
Ways to Build Better Boundaries
Name your limits, tune in to your feelings, be direct, give yourself permission, practice self-awareness, consider your past and present, make self care a priority, seek support, be assertive, and start small.
19:41
June 26, 2019
Practical steps to help moms and dad recover from unhealthy habits.
Practical exercises that can create a more resilient parent who wants to minimize anxiety and maximize Hope and positivity.
22:06
June 19, 2019
Self care and why it brings HOPE.
Build resilience. Start a journey to track your awareness and BE the change you need. Write your happy ending.
16:56
June 15, 2019
Why is this happening to my child?
Did I cause this problem? Was there something I did? No! Brain chemistry is one deep-rooted reason for our children’s addiction.
18:57
June 10, 2019
Lessons from dogs. What can dogs teach parents of Addicted Loved-Ones?
Dogs can teach us ways to comfort our Addicted Loved-Ones.
18:24
June 6, 2019
Seven things I wish I could tell my parents about addiction, Mary Elizabeth
A former EMT and addict shares a letter with her parents and you to help you understand how your addicted loved one feels about his or her addiction.
14:35
June 5, 2019
Motivation is the Key for Change
Confrontation is the arch enemy of motivation. Understanding and appreciating why your loved one does what she, or he, does will help you have more empathy and identify how you can modify your behavior, your relationship, and her environment, so you can help to support long-term change.
22:10
June 2, 2019
Moms Letting Go Without Giving Up. Finding joy!
Moms Letting Go Without Giving Up. Your child is worth the fight. Sometimes we have to let go of what’s killing us even if it’s killing us to let go. If you don’t make time for your own wellness you will be forced to make time for your illness.
10:31
May 26, 2019
Prayer for MOMS of Addicted Loved-Ones
SELF CARE ensures there will be something healthy remaining for the recovering addict to return to. There’s nothing COLD about it. LETTING GO is tough. It's a long walk through the hottest fires of hell. This episode was inspired by Sandy Swenson
06:53
May 12, 2019
The signs that you might have poor personal boundaries.
Tips to learn how to create healthy boundaries. The benefits and how to change.
22:25
May 3, 2019
How can we bring hope to our lives and our ALOs lives?
What is Hope? The Four Essential Features of Hope. “Hope is both the belief in a better future and the action to make it happen,” Dr Lopez
23:27
April 27, 2019
Denial is the evil force behind addiction. Understand the stages and the differences.
Type A and type B denial and what they are. What is the difference between an intellectual denial and spiritual denial. And how do you help your child overcome denial?
17:44
April 10, 2019
Saying Goodbye to your addicted loved-one.
Eight steps on what you should you do after you’ve evicted your addicted loved-one and you feel guilty, emotional and irrational.
21:49
March 22, 2019
How to Find the Right Rehab for your ALO (Addicted Loved-One)
Don't wait until your addicted loved-one is ready for rehab. Take time now to research the differences, so when the moment arrives you're ready. Time is crucial. When your ALO is ready for rehab, you must move quickly.
29:09
March 8, 2019
Boundaries! It’s never too late to draw that line. But how? And why do some parents struggle?
BOOK Study on: Don’t let your kids kill you, by Charles Rubin. Shows parents how to reclaim their power, balance, happiness and lives.
24:20
February 22, 2019
Believe in your addicted loved-one.
How do we encourage our child when they are making poor choices and resisting change? Never give up. Believing is powerful!
12:21
February 16, 2019
Showing compassion and empathy.
Our addicted loved-ones make it difficult for us not to be angry. Here are a few ways we can show empathy and find compassion for them and ourselves.
14:10
February 8, 2019
What happens if your loved-one relapses? What causes this?
Relapse is often inevitable. There are tools you can use and suggestions in this podcast to help you think about a plan after rehab.
09:52
February 6, 2019
How to find joy amidst the anxiety of living with an addicted loved-one.
Five strategies that will help you find joy instead of worry and sadness.
11:36
February 4, 2019
Introduction to HOPE and the purpose of this podcast.
HOPE is a support group for Parents of Addicted Loved-Ones
05:16
February 3, 2019
What should you do if your loved-one ends up in jail?
What should you do if your loved-one ends up in jail? Do you help them? Do you ignore them? What’s the right answer? What are the repercussions?
13:03
January 30, 2019
A Prayer for You and Your Addicted Child
It’s so easy to become victims of panic anger and worry, but these things are not God’s way.
08:42
January 26, 2019
Healthy Adult Relationships
Perhaps the most important thing that we can do as parents of an addict is to let him or her go. These principles help us understand that God is in control.
11:19
January 16, 2019
As parents of an addicted loved-one, Patience is often difficult.
Parents can give their children everything but common sense.
08:17
January 14, 2019
How to cope with addiction in your family.
The only person I can control is myself. This episode will give you suggestions on how to cope with communication issues with your addicted loved-one.
09:49
January 14, 2019
Who is your Jonah? Inspiration on the importance of building a family plan.
As long as we keep rescuing our loved ones, we get in God’s way. it’s pride that makes us think we can do what only God can do!
12:12
January 9, 2019
How do you know if you’re enabling your loved-one?
Are you enabling your addicted loved-one? This is a prayer and a checklist for you to reflect upon. You can’t change unless you’re aware there is a problem. Enabling allows our adult children to continue their unacceptable behavior.
14:03
January 5, 2019
Healthy versus Unhealthy Helping
This episode will give parents the tools to identify their healthy and unhealthy ways of helping their addicted loved one
12:51
January 3, 2019
Understanding Emotional Age
What are the traits of delayed emotional growth and how do we want our loved one to develop healthier morals and habits.
11:28
December 31, 2018
Write a letter to your addicted loved-one
Lessons to accept the fact that change is hard, stop unhealthy helping, set boundaries and consequences, and do not rescue from consequences.
12:54
December 30, 2018
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