Letting Go and Finding Joy: Healthy Adult Relationships for Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
Perhaps the most important thing that we can do as parents of a recovering addict or an addict is just to let him go. Let him or her go and let him go. Three words right, but wow, is that tough?
Michelle Weidenbenner's Moms Letting Go Without Giving Up podcast provides a supportive community for parents of addicted loved ones. In one episode, Michelle discusses the importance of healthy adult relationships and how they can help parents cope with their child's addiction. She acknowledges the societal judgments and misplaced blame that often come with addiction and encourages listeners to focus on personal growth and finding joy despite their child's struggles.
Michelle shares insights from Mike Speakman's book, The Four Seasons of Recovery, and emphasizes the power of faith in letting go of control. The episode's key takeaway is the difficult but crucial act of letting go and allowing God to take care of both the parent and the child. Michelle's warm and compassionate tone makes this episode both inspiring and empowering for parents struggling with addiction in their families.
Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com and join the Moms Letting Go Without Giving Up community for ongoing support and encouragement.