Category Archives: adult child of alcoholics

The end of the life that I once had.

It’s nearly over. A few amendments to the divorce settlement agreement and my 19 year marriage will come to an end and that chapter of my life will be closed. We didn’t argue much about the settlement.  We divvied the … Continue reading

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Thankful

I am grateful I didn’t succumb to those awful feelings I was having the last time I posted. I don’t think I could have taken it.  Truly. I just kind of wanted to share where I am right now. The … Continue reading

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The wisdom of Jeff Brown

So many people get judged when they refuse to put their pain away. They get judged for showing it, for speaking it, for insisting on sharing their memories of abuse with those they know. I am not talking about those … Continue reading

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It’s in the hard that we grow

This has been quite a hard year for my family. The sudden death of my niece’s and nephew’s dad in a car accident in February. The unexpected death of my father from lung cancer on my husband’s birthday in April … Continue reading

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On healing emotional pain

Adult children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families need to learn how to re-parent themselves.  To learn to cultivate a loving Inner Parent that can take care of the Inner Child – at least after you get in touch with your … Continue reading

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