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

Were you always hoping your alcoholic parent would choose you?

When you were a child, were you always hoping your alcoholic parent would choose you? I know the feeling! As a child of an alcoholic it can be really hard to understand why your parent isn’t showing you love, support and making you feel you’re the best person in their world. I knew something wasn’t Read More

Do you feel resentful about the childhood you’ve lost?

This is a big one for me and I suspect for a lot of children of alcoholics out there. Do you feel resentful about the childhood you’ve lost? The whole environment of living in an alcoholic home is usually extremely toxic, as well as being co-dependant. I know that I have felt a lot of Read More

Alcohol misuse at Christmas – The Family Impact

Christmas is a lovely time of year for some, but not everyone. Families of loved ones that drink too much don’t enjoy it as much as most. Usually because they’re on tender hooks about their family member that’s drinking too much. Read More

Why does the alcoholic choose drink over family?

Why does the alcoholic choose drink over family? I get asked this question a lot, or hear family talk about how their family member chooses to drink, instead of choosing them.  This is something I can totally relate to, but as time has gone on I understand it better. For a long time I had Read More