191: How to Deal With Drug Addicts In Your Family
Lots of us can probably say that there is someone in our family or maybe our close circle that has a drug addiction. Some of us can also say confidently that we’ve tried to fix them and their habits.
Well, what if there’s an entirely different way to approach this all together?
Our job is never to fix people’s habits. Even if we wish they would make healthier decisions, the truth is that we have no control over that.
So on today’s episode of Personal Development Without The Fluff, we talk with callers about what loving individuals with drug addictions ought to look like.
Tune in to this conversation to learn how you can love while also neither judging nor enabling their choices.
Get a chance to talk with us directly about how to apply this process in your life by clicking here.
The Cliff Notes:
- Your negative thoughts about someone occupy energy and space.
- When you change the way you respond to your loved ones, you invite the ability for them to change the way they respond to you.
- When you decide to label someone destructively, you kill off the possibility of seeing them any other way.
- Learn to love unconditionally, but also learn to set your own boundaries.
- We involuntarily develop very specific ways in which we interact with drug-addicted family members.
- When we identify our family members by their addictions, love is no longer present.
- Could you love that person in your life if you knew for certain they were never going to change? That’s the love that is necessary.