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Nov 22, 2022

In this episode, Host Gail Ferguson Jones talks with Positive Psychology and Resilience Coach Andrea Seydel about the ways misplaced loyalty to an addicted loved one may be harmful. She is also a best-selling author.

In the conversation, Seydel shares some of the signs of addiction that she initially did not recognize, such as her loved one's mood swings, job loss, dishonesty and stealing.

She advises those in similar situations to be willing to detach from the problem, and refuse to accept abuse and neglect. "Find the courage of focus on you," Seydel advises. "Realize that you matter... . Turn up the volume on loving yourself."

For more information on Seydel and her book, "Loving You is Killing Me," go to:

Host Gail Ferguson Jones is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist, podcaster, speaker and certified peer recovery coach specializing in recovery from codependency, also known as co-addiction.

You can purchase her best-selling book, "Butterfly Rising. A Journey of Love, Healing and Freedom from the Cocoon of Codependency," or contact her about her peer recovery program at

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