adult children of alcoholics

What's Not Said: When Your Parents Take A Toll On Your Health

One person can’t hold up the weight of another at all times. It’s especially difficult in situations of role reversal, like with parents and kids.

It can really take a toll on you when you have to parent a parent.

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Your Partner Had A Crappy Childhood; Is The Relationship Paying The Price?

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Partners of those who grew up with tragic parenting are shocked by our capacity for self-loathing.

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Addiction & Recovery: When Your Parents Are The Problem

It’s the black cloud that never, ever goes away — despite the resilience it has armored me with.

No addiction or recovery story is the same. You don’t always kick the habit and you don’t always find the forgiveness which you seek. Around 60% of addicts relapse, according to the U.S. government. Others die. Others end up prison. Others lose their kids. Some make a full recovery.

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Why I Don't Regret Ending My Relationship With My Alcoholic Father 

I had to choose my own health and happiness over having a dad.

My own father was, and still is an alcoholic, and is no longer a part of my life. Although he was never violent, his alcoholism still deeply affected and damaged our family, and me.

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I Thought I Was Fat. Didn't We All?

Even at a month shy of 15, even as a model, even as a young girl who adorned the floor-to-ceiling window of a studio in the center of town, I hated my body. Image: Joni Edelman.

It doesn’t get any more difficult to insult ourselves, regardless of how old we are. It would be ideal if it got easier to respect ourselves, but it generally doesn’t do that either. Every year you age, and every year the aging you looks at the you of the years before and thinks, I can’t believe I thought I was fat/ugly/etc.

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I Thought I Was Fat. Didn't We All?

Even at a month shy of 15, even as a model, even as a young girl who adorned the floor-to-ceiling window of a studio in the center of town, I hated my body. Image: Joni Edelman.

It doesn’t get any more difficult to insult ourselves, regardless of how old we are. It would be ideal if it got easier to respect ourselves, but it generally doesn’t do that either. Every year you age, and every year the aging you looks at the you of the years before and thinks, I can’t believe I thought I was fat/ugly/etc.

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4 Simple Yet Effective Holiday Self-Care Tips For Adult Children Of Abusive Parents

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While we can't control the range of feelings we may have during this time, we can make sure that we show ourselves the kind of love and care that we deserve.

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4 Simple Yet Effective Holiday Self-Care Tips For Adult Children Of Abusive Parents

self-care

While we can't control the range of feelings we may have during this time, we can make sure that we show ourselves the kind of love and care that we deserve.

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