Things you didn’t understand about the alcoholic in your life

What are or were the things you didn’t understand about the alcoholic in your life? I’m assuming quite a lot. It can be hard to make sense of their behaviour and choices they make.  As a child of course it’s the only life you knew, but I’m guessing at times you knew it wasn’t right.  Read More

No power or control as the child of an alcoholic

Did you have no power or control as the child of an alcoholic? Feeling out of control isn’t a nice feeling at all and if you’ve been the child of an alcoholic, you’ll know that feeling all too well. If you’ve lived with a parent that drinks too much then it’s likely you won’t know Read More

Are you holding onto anger from living with an alcoholic?

Are you holding onto anger from living with an alcoholic? When anyone has been in a situation where they’ve been mistreated it’s bound to cause feelings of anger. I think I’d be lying if I said no. For years and years I hated my Mum and Dad. I hated my Dad for his drinking and the Read More

Do you struggle to relax because you feel you need to be alert?

Do you struggle to relax because you feel you need to be alert? You feel apprehensive. Tip toeing around. Anticipating what will happen next. I know I did in my home and still do in certain situations. It’s that fight or flight response. As the child of an alcoholic, you learn to be on edge. To Read More

Has having an alcoholic parent ruined your identity?

How has having an alcoholic parent ruined your identity? Do you even think it has? My Dad played a big part in my identity. Being the opinionated person he was, he cultivated my identity. This wasn’t always done in an obvious way mind you. Over the years growing up in an alcoholic home, I learnt Read More