“Sometimes love hurts especially when we see loved ones heading for danger. We call out to them, “Watch out!” We grab at them and try to bring them back to a safe place. But they don’t listen. They break loose, … Continue reading Loving an Addict; Author Unkown
The following article is by author Joni Edelman. Her writing does much to normalize the experiences, internal world, and often outcomes of adult children of alcoholics. There are many adults among us — many of whom you might not recognize … Continue reading Joni Edelman: Adult Children of Alcoholics I’m
I hurt for my loved one. I hurt for their children. I hurt for the spouse who no longer attends to the relationship. My loved one is blind to what they are doing to themselves, their children, their spouse, and … Continue reading The holidays and The Addict: A family members perspective.
I knew I loved her, but I knew I had lost her. She was different, now. Gone was the laughter, the warmth, the very joy of life. She seemed distracted and preoccupied all the time. Never present. Hurtful, reactive words … Continue reading Loss to Addiction: A common painful story
Recovery from trauma and loss is a process. There is no exact path or perfect recipe. There is a process. That process is unique to you and laden with your own memories, thoughts, feelings, and specific needs. It is this … Continue reading One Step at a Time!