Category Archives: Alcoholism

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 legacy of dysfunction

I’m working through Claudia Black’s It Will Never Happen to Me.  I find reading the literature about living with chemically addicted people to be quite helpful at this point in my journey.    I talk about my experience with living with … Continue reading

Posted in adult child of alcoholics, adult survivors of abuse, Alcoholism, Compassion, Complex-PTSD, depression, Emotional Self-Regulation, Grief and Loss, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Healing, Healthy detachment, Inner Child, Inner Excavation, Madness, PTSD, PTSD triggers, Radical Acceptance, Radical forgiveness, Radical self-forgiveness, Recovery from child abuse, Sadness, Safety | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

To no one in particular and to you in particular

I don’t want to live like this anymore (upset, tearful, afraid). I don’t want to keep beating myself up for my failures. I was taught to mistrust my Self. I was taught to hate my Self. I can see, though, … Continue reading

Posted in adult child of alcoholics, adult survivors of abuse, Affirmations, Alcoholism, anxiety, Compassion, Ego, Emotionally Absent Mother, Empathic resonance, Grief and Loss, Grounding, Healing, Healing Power of Tears, Healthy detachment, Personal growth, Seeking the sacred, Self-affirming, self-criticism, Trapped in the Mirror, Trauma, trauma recovery, True Self, Trust | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Blunt force trauma

A trigger warning: Forgive me.  I process things through writing.  I don’t want to trigger you.  If you aren’t strong enough to handle reading this post, I won’t be offended.  It’s not too graphic.  I don’t think.  But I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Alcoholism, Death, Fear | Tagged , , | 15 Comments