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Overreacting about Overreacting

This is where I am today. I am overreacting again. But this time I am taking it to a WHOLE different level. I am overreacting about overreacting. I feel so … Continue readingOverreacting about Overreacting

3 Common Assumptions about Loving Someone with Addiction

On this journey to de-stigmatize addiction, I have become more open about my mom’s drinking. It isn’t the first thing I say, or even the tenth, but I am not … Continue reading3 Common Assumptions about Loving Someone with Addiction

The Drama Triangle

The persecutor, the rescuer, and the victim…who are you? I have been researching different communication styles, theories on family interactions, and models of therapy for dysfunctional families. Why? With alcoholism … Continue readingThe Drama Triangle

Grieving the Living

“Grief Sucks.” -Everyone Ever We all have lost someone we have loved. We all have experienced grief. We have all gone through “the stages” and were viewed as getting along … Continue readingGrieving the Living

What is Normal?

When you love someone struggling with addiction, nothing is normal. The old “normal” you used to feel, never truly comes back. There will always be that fear that the current … Continue readingWhat is Normal?

Is Hope Helpful or Hurtful?

“Hope, it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective, a lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it’s contained.”-President Snow, … Continue readingIs Hope Helpful or Hurtful?