Join Michelle Weidenbenner, the mother of a recovering addict, as she offers support to moms of addicted loved ones. Learn about healthy versus unhealthy helping behaviors and how to break the cycle of caretaking. Listen now on alcoholfree.com.
Breaking the Cycle of Caretaking: Healthy Versus Unhealthy Helping for Moms of Addicted Loved Ones
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Michelle Weidenbenner, the mother of a recovering addict, offers support to moms of addicted loved ones in this episode of 'Moms Letting Go Without Giving Up' titled 'Healthy versus Unhealthy Helping.' Weidenbenner begins the episode with a heartfelt prayer for listeners and shares her personal experience of coping with her son's addiction. She then delves into the topic of healthy versus unhealthy helping behaviors and encourages listeners to reflect on their habits.
Weidenbenner emphasizes the importance of empowering loved ones instead of enabling them and highlights the role of self-care in the process. She also urges listeners to focus on relating to their loved ones and their feelings instead of solely seeking solutions. Weidenbenner breaks down the negative cycle of caretaking and shares her personal struggles with it. She offers hope and help through support groups and reminds listeners of the role of faith in coping with addiction.
If you're a mom of an addicted loved one, tune in to this episode for guidance and support. Listen now on alcoholfree.com.