Coping with anxiety when someone drinks too much

Oh the joys of living with a drinker. The more I’ve learnt I realise how utterly tragic this is for all concerned. One of the biggest issues is coping with anxiety when someone drinks too much.  When you are lacking support and aren’t following a 12 step program, I believe that managing and living with Read More

Carrying anger from living with a drinker

Are you carrying anger from living with a drinker? If you are then you aren’t alone. Whether you still live with a drinker, or they’re part of your life in some way or not, that anger lingers on. Families of alcoholics tend to think logically about the drinkers behaviour, but it’s not about logic. They’re Read More

Respect for Alcohol

Alcohol is an interesting topic, it’s one we probably all have an opinion on.  I had an interesting chat with a guy today about it as it happens. I used the word “joke” in the video which I’ve since changed, because really it’s not about that.  He explained that when we joke about something we Read More

No power or control as the child of an alcoholic

Did you feel that you had no power or control as the child of an alcoholic parent? Is this still showing up in your life as an adult? What is control? Control is essentially the power to influence or direct a person’s behaviour or the course of events.  It isn’t always a bad thing, it Read More

Didn’t understand about why your parent drank?

As a child it’s not a surprise that you didn’t understand why your parent drank.  You don’t get that sort of information, often the drinker doesn’t always know either.  That doesn’t make life any easier does it? I know that you maybe someone that blames yourself for your parent(s) drinking. Maybe if you were perfect Read More