Denial in families of alcohol misuse

The denial in families of alcohol misuse is rife. Often starting off very innocently, social drinking, one thing leads to another. Before you know it, someone in the family is addicted to alcohol. For a while the family and the drinker deny there is a problem, it’s socially acceptable after all.  The family are the Read More

Chaos living with a drinker

If only you could live with in a home of alcoholism and things would be simple. The chaos living with a drinker can be too much for many families.  If you haven’t watched my short video on Chaos you can do that by clicking here.  The unpredictability, drama and incidents that happen become all too Read More

Blame is rife in homes of alcoholism

Blame is rife in homes of alcoholism.  When the drinker is in the full flow of their addiction, they will often blame their family or other reasons why they drink.  Very often the family will blame the drinker for all the chaos that they cause, and often it’s true, they do cause the chaos.  The Read More

Feelings of being abandoned

What is abandonment and do you have feelings of being abandoned? I like this definition on emotional abandonment, there is of course physical abandonment as well.  Emotional abandonment is a subjective emotional state in which people feel undesired, left behind, insecure, or discarded. People experiencing emotional abandonment may feel at a loss, cut off from Read More