Trust - The Merriam-Webster definition of trust is: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. As an Adult Child you can work to widen your circle of trust, by not being too hard on others. We are extremely demanding on ourselves, but remember we are not flawless, only Christ … Continue reading Trust – Place Your Trust in God
As I received scarcely any consideration at home, there would be a genuinely fantastic surprise waiting for me when my family moved to Stedman, North Carolina. Soon, after this initially dreaded move to Stedman, I discovered I had both an aunt, uncle and two cousins living within walking distance. The magical place they inhabited was … Continue reading God Was Never Far Away
For Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA) this can be a dreadful time of the year, one which you may associate with an annihilating sense of depression and sorrow. You are not alone, but with time, this does get better and can become a joyful time for you! Countless ACoA survivors still have memories of drunken … Continue reading The Holidays Are Coming!
When I was a young child and teenager I felt guilty all the time. I believed that if I would have been better behaved, my parents would not have required their daily doses of alcohol. I was certainly told, often enough, that I was responsible for my mother's drinking. This is a horrible thing for … Continue reading Feeling Guilty All the Time as Adult Children
When we are forced to grow up in an alcoholic home especially with two dysfunctional and drunken parents, we are often the care givers as children. I remember once when my mother forced me as a little child to go into the room where my father had been drunk for two weeks, to beg him … Continue reading Taking Care of Our Parents
When we are little children and our parents, the people whose job it is to make us feel safe, create an environment of fear and daily perplexity, our reality becomes a perilous nightmare. When I was a young child my father would spank us, not because we had been bad girls, but so we wouldn’t … Continue reading No Rhyme Nor Reason