A deeply seated writers block was both a mystery and a source of frustration, but healing the cause – a sick message from childhood – led to enormous freedom.
The turbulence of growing up in an alcoholic household results in many adult children of alcoholics having constant upset stomach problems from stress.
Adult children of alcoholics grew up with double messages: You’re incompetent/take care of the house – which are very confusing.
In some cases, being the clown in social settings is just a mask, hiding the real pain and sadness a person is feeling.
Not to decide is to decide – and for some people, this means less exposure to being held responsible if things work out badly.
Sometimes we can think that there is some solution that is just going to magically appear and make our world better.
I sometimes get so wrapped up in the big events of my world that I forget to stop and appreciate small but significant things that surround me every day.
As adult children of alcoholics embrace their inner child, it helps them move beyond, grow up and function as adults.
For many adult children of alcoholics, serenity is just an abstract concept that takes a long time to understand.
Sometimes a friend will say the words indicating they want to know about your life, but their actions indicate differently.