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

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

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

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

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