My two best friends and I choose a theme word every new year. I tend to pick up a second theme word in addition to my original at some point during the year in question. For 2016 I chose Authentic. Midway through the year, I added on Deliberate.
I new this page - i am new to changing my ways -denial for years alcholics are good at fooling others and themselfs i wantchange i feel traped in this , congrats to the group who have done such long lenghtnes and small lenghts well done xx
I know its time to move on, when my needs for basic survival are not being met. When one is not willing to acknowledge my needs, desires.I get stirred up and it reminds me of my childhood. When lack of affection and intimacy was denied, it bring
Adult children of alcoholics are people who have grown up in a family affected by one or two parents that were addicted to or chronically abused alcohol. People from these backgrounds become adults who live dysfunctional lives. This article deals with the first step as used by the organisation called 'al-anon' which is a society that teaches people how to recover from the effects of living with one or two parents addicted to alcohol.
So often we ACoA get caught up in feeling all the feelings of the past, that we sometimes get stuck in what once was. In fact, sometimes we get so caught up in how we used to feel, we forget that we aren't powerless anymore. As a recovering ACoA I have learned to embrace my past as a gift. Because I am an ACoA I was forced to look within for answers, and as a result I found the greatest blessings ever. I found--ME.