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The Pain of Letting Go

Sometimes it can feel dangerous for us to not know what is going on with our loved ones. We use this as an excuse to disregard boundaries. As long as … Continue readingThe Pain of Letting Go

If Love Could Get Them Sober

I would love to just experience one emotion at a time. Is that possible? Can I ever just be angry without sadness following? Can I ever be happy without feeling … Continue readingIf Love Could Get Them Sober

Tough Love and The Addict

We’ve been using punishment to try to treat a condition that is defined by its resistance to punishment.-Maia Szalavitz Due to the addiction that runs in my family, researching articles … Continue readingTough Love and The Addict

When People See Through the Bologna

Everyone has a self-defense mechanism when people start approaching a subject that makes them uncomfortable. For some people it is denial, others repression, and for me it is humor. There … Continue readingWhen People See Through the Bologna

New Year, New Kind of Hope

For years, my hope at the beginning of a new year, was that she would get sober. I could just picture our family healing, bonding, and doing normal family things … Continue readingNew Year, New Kind of Hope