Posts Tagged ‘adult children’

“The new Tesla goes from 0 to 100 in 2.5 seconds. The only thing faster than that is a co-dependent who goes from 0 to “dead-in-a-ditch” in one second flat!” Felix Vikhman (paraphrase) Addiction impacts every member of a household, from the oldest members of the family to infants, toddlers and teens. When someone in

Recovery and the Family

“If the addict is pleased with your help, you are probably enabling… If the addict is pissed as hell, you are probably helping!” Sandy Swenson Addiction has an impact on every member of a household, from the oldest members of the family to infants, toddlers and teens. When someone in your home has a drug,

Where do I end and you begin?

Where do I end and you begin? One of the most difficult challenges when working with couples and families (especially addicts/alcoholics and those who love them) is helping them understand healthy boundaries. It seems counterintuitive, but the most loving word in any relationship is very often “no.” Researcher in the areas of shame and vulnerability,

Addiction, Denial, and Self Care

“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives

The Impostor Syndrome

Don’t be fooled by me. Don’t be fooled by the face I wear For I wear a mask, a thousand masks, Masks that I’m afraid to take off And none of them is me. “Please Hear What I Am Not Saying” – Charles C. Finn The Imposter Syndrome, or Impostor Phenomenon is a psychological phenomenon

Adult Children of Addictions

Many who grew up in families affected by the disease of alcoholism never did really grow up in many ways. Yes, they grew up physically — but emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually many are still stuck back there in early childhood. Children of alcoholic homes never learned a “normal” way of thinking, feeling or reacting. As

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