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Dr John McMahon & Lou Lewis, Author

Dr John McMahon & Lou Lewis - Author, Counselor/Therapist, Pastoral Counselor, Psychologist, Relationship Coach, Speaker/Presenter, YourTango Expert Partner - Exeter, DEV
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I Feel So betrayed. Can I Ever Trust Him Again? [EXPERT}

Funny thing trust! You rarely think about it when you fall in love. It’s an unspoken part of the package. The message comes loud and clear…………. you are THE special person, the centre of their world. Your happiness and well being is of primary concern and you can bask safe and ...

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Why Did Ozzy Osbourne Relapse?

We recently wrote an article about Ozzy Osbourne's fall off the wagon. However, that article was written very much from the viewpoint of what his wife Sharon should do in her Read More

Your Pregnancy: To Drink Or Not To Drink

Sometimes researchers—even very good researchers—don't ask the obvious questions. Sometimes, they just get too close to their objects of study and forget to step back and take in the wider view. Many years ago, a French scientist was researching the power of electrical impulse to ...

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Ozzy Osbourne's Relapse: Should Sharon Divorce Him?

The Osbournes have survived 30 years of addiction, showbiz and scathing headlines in their marriage, but it may be the end for this celebrity couple. After ten years of sobriety, Read More

Can You Still Love Your Alcoholic Spouse?

Can you really love an alcoholic? If you read most advice columns it would suggest that love and the alcoholic are two words seldom used in the same sentence. The usual advice is get away from the alcoholic as quickly as possible, run now ...

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Success Stories

A more meaningful dialogue with my partner

I have found Bottled-Up to be of great help in changing my own behaviour - I realised that if I simply kept on repeating nagging, arguing, threatening et, I would just repeat the same cycle as before.

By staying calm and applying the principles I read about I have managed to open a more meaningful dialogue with my partner, and she has sought out therapy on her own.

I don't expect everything to be solved now, but my life - and hers - have certainly taken a big step forward.



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Given me an avenue of release

I found Bottled Up by accident one night, while browsing the net and after a couple of nights of reading (and liking) the philosophy in it and behind it, I decided to become a member. Without a doubt it has helped me put things in perspective, has helped me re-evaluate my situation, has given me an avenue of release when I needed to tell someone what I was going through, but had no-one I could tell. It has allowed me to stand back from an all-consuming situation and realise that there are many others out there going through the same situation - and sometimes worse, but able to talk about it openly and frankly and get support from others who understand.

I like the techniques described in Bottled Up... they were not the panacea for all things wrong in my life - but they were the starting point I needed - I was drowning in a whirlpool of shame and secrecy, going around in endless circles of blame, guilt, threats, hope and despair - and taking time out to sit down and work through HOPE, SHARE, LOVE helped me to focus away from the problem and start focusing on what I could take control of; It changed my attitude to our relationship - and slowly, it's having an impact on both of us - for the better. Taking that first step to open up and let some of the hurt and anger spill out in a safe and anonymous environment, lifted one of the clouds that was over me. thank you.

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Life has become better, more manageable

I joined Bottled-up looking for solutions, ideas and coping skills to cope with living with a problem drinker in my case my husband. I have allowed his drinking let my life become unmanagable both for myself, my children and even my husband.

Bottled-up helps in alot of ways from the information provided, sharing in the discussion forum (my favourite) and audios provided by John and Lou. All these tools,advice and comments from John and Lou help when living with a problem drinker.

When I stopped blaming the drinking for my unhappiness and started letting go of MY ANGER towards my husbands drinking things began to change slowly for me.

I started to recover from the effects drinking has had on me. I do not feel sorry for myself anymore. Since arming myself with all this information, the dipping in and out of the discussion forum, life has become better, more manageable for me.

I am extremely grateful and consider myself lucky to have found this wonderful site. Life can only get better no matter what the outcome, I now know that I can handle it.

Dee Dee, Ireland



 

Main SpecialtyAddiction
Drug and Alcohol
Family Support
CredentialsBS, PhD
Time in Practice25 years +
I practice inAll areas, please inquire
Additional ExpertiseCounselor/Therapist
Pastoral Counselor
Psychologist
Relationship Coach
Speaker/Presenter
YourTango Expert Partner
I offer my servicesAt my office
Telephone
By Email
Via Skype
I am fluent inEnglish
Latest Expert Videos
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Bottled Up: A Guide to Surviving Living with a Problem Drinker

'Hazardous drinking' in the UK is widespread: 24.2% according to a ...

USD $14.23

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First Steps Out of Problem Drinking

A former alcoholic turned tutelary for other wayward ...

USD $8.96

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Main SpecialtyAddiction
Drug and Alcohol
Family Support
CredentialsBS, PhD
Time in Practice25 years +
I practice inAll areas, please inquire
Additional ExpertiseCounselor/Therapist
Pastoral Counselor
Psychologist
Relationship Coach
Speaker/Presenter
YourTango Expert Partner
I offer my servicesAt my office
Telephone
By Email
Via Skype
I am fluent inEnglish
Latest Expert Videos
My Store

Bottled Up: A Guide to Surviving Living with a Problem Drinker

'Hazardous drinking' in the UK is widespread: 24.2% according to a ...

USD $14.23

Buy online

First Steps Out of Problem Drinking

A former alcoholic turned tutelary for other wayward ...

USD $8.96

Buy online