In Love with an Addict
October 29, 2021
Hosted by Marc Azoulay
Falling in love with an addict is falling in love with a fantasy. The fantasy of their potential. Those moments of lucidity, intimacy, and clarity. The love can be a rollercoaster of awful fights, passionate sex, and quiet desperation. In this episode, Melissa Barbash comes on the show to talk about her relationships with addicts. She'll share what kept her in it and how she got out. In her psychotherapy practice Melissa helps other women recognize, cope with, and exit toxic relationships in order to reclaim their own lives.
From the Ashes
Friday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Meet triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters the same.
As a culture we have been lied to about what it truly takes to be great. We are inundated with stories of natural-born heroes and overnight successes. Triumphs are magnified while defeat is hidden. We are sold on this idea that either we are talented, or we are not, either we have grit or we do not and either we are going to make it or we will not. Our heroes and celebrities seem so distant from us and represent an unattainable goal.
So often we are hamstrung by their own mental models and emotional barriers. They are constantly holding ourselves back from blossoming into the people we are meant to be. In this program you will hear raw stories of triumph and defeat from people just like you who have beaten the odds and have gotten back up, from the ashes. From the Ashes is broadcast live every Friday at 11 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.
Marc is a psychotherapist and organizational developer in Boulder, Colorado. He has created, operated and sold businesses in the mental health, online retail and education industries for over five years. He helps clients that have a harmful relationship to their inherent aggression or who are stuck in the pain of their repetition compulsions. Many of his clients struggle with addiction, anxiety and self-sabotage. Marc helps people uncover and destroy the unconscious barriers that cripple them by using a blend of Modern Psychoanalytic and Contemplative Psychotherapy. Marc also consults with non-profits, start-up companies and mental health agencies around organizational development, culture and marketing. His style can best be described as irreverent with surprising moments of profound depth.
Marc holds a variety of distinctions. He is the Past-President of the Four Corners Group Psychotherapy Society, Member-at-Large for the AGPA Affiliate Societies Assembly, Member and Presenter of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, Member of the Organizational Development Network, Member of the Colorado Society of Association Executives and Member of the Colorado Counseling Association.