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21 June 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
Liz Cohen remembers the exact moment she gave in to heroin. Sitting in a rundown motel room with her boyfriend and starting…
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19 June 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
So much of what I see and hear recently around the globe portrays the opposite of kindness, compassion, caring, inclusiveness, and respect.
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13 June 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
Today at a recovery meeting someone was sharing their story, explaining that in the past she was always disappointed because others didn’t…
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07 June 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
What happens when I say “yes” when I should say “no”? I should know, because this was the person I once was.
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01 June 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
Back in the day, before I became a co-dependent mom, I was a co-dependent accountant. I just didn’t realize it. Our hospital…
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23 May 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
I am going along just fine, when all of a sudden I have an overwhelming, intense emotional reaction that seems to come…
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08 May 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
I grew up in a home environment that lacked communication skills. What typically took place instead was passive aggressive behavior.
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02 May 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
Interfering in the affairs of others can become a bad habit – especially when it comes to grown children.
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20 April 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
Before recovery work I had never known about boundaries. Everything in my life was enmeshed – meaning that I had no emotional,…
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11 April 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
One of the traits of adult children of substance users and alcoholics is the need to control. Control is necessary in lots…
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07 April 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
Is there someone in your life who insists things happened that didn’t happen, or has a completely different version of events in…
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06 April 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
In my own experience I have discovered that shame is not a great motivator for change. It didn’t work for my parents…
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03 April 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
There is a tendency to live in patterns. Or to re-live patterns… depending on what works for any given person. Often, the…
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03 April 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
This was once one of my major character flaws. I demanded it of myself and attempted to put it on my children…
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