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

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