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

Find Peace When You Live With An Alcoholic

Is it possible to find peace when you live with an alcoholic? Well, I’ve not personally experienced it myself and I suspect if you don’t follow a 12 step programme like Al-Anon, then the answer is No! If you haven’t heard of Al-Anon, I’ve got it covered. I shared my experience of Al-Anon here. As Read More

Are you good at keeping people at arms length?

If you think about it, are you good at keeping people at arms length? Why is that? Living with an alcoholic can have a profound impact on the family, if you’ve been the child of an alcoholic then you’ve probably learnt not to trust people.  Have the parent(s) you’ve grown up with repeatedly done or Read More