adult children of alcoholics

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.

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

It can really take a toll on you when you have to parent a parent. Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   08.23.17   |   SHARE
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Your Partner Had A Crappy Childhood; Is The Relationship Paying The Price?

Partners of those who grew up with tragic parenting are shocked by our capacity for self-loathing. Read...
Amy Eden Jollymore of The Good Men Project    |   12.28.16   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
It’s the black cloud that never, ever goes away — despite the resilience it has armored me with.

Addiction & Recovery: When Your Parents Are The Problem

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 Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   11.29.16   |   SHARE
Minds
I had to choose my own health and happiness over having a dad.

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

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 Read...
Anonymous of Mamamia    |   10.12.16   |   SHARE
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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.

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

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 Read...
Joni Edelman    |   07.21.16   |   SHARE
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self-care

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

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 Read...
Josette Souza    |   12.11.15   |   SHARE
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