0 comments on “Post-vacation thoughts

  1. That sucks, I’m sorry. I know what alcoholism can do to people, having witnessed it first hand in my family. Unfortunately, I’ve had to distance myself from certain people, and it’s sad.

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  2. Congrats on the promotion & welcome home!
    Sorry about the familial dramas. There are a couple of memebers of my family who have alcohol related issues & it isn’t nice seeing what’s happened to them over the years.

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  3. I’m sorry your vacation was pretty much a big bowl of frosted crap. I’m an Adult Child of an Alcoholic; my father is a drunk. I’ve found that reading books about Adult Children is a good start. It’ll apply even if the alcoholic isn’t your parent. You could also try attending Al-Anon, which is a support group for friends and family members of alcoholics.
    For me, the hardest thing so far has been really understanding that I have no control over any of it except for how I react to it. I can choose to stay, watch it unfold, and keep getting sucked in to being the “responsible” one; or I can back away, wish him well, and let the chips fall where they may. Like Zannebee, I’ve chosen to back away.

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