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By Janet G. Woititz

ISBN-10: 1558741127

ISBN-13: 9781558741126

Ten years in the past, Janet Woititz broke new floor in our knowing of what it's to be an grownup baby of an Alcoholic. at the present time she re-examines the circulate and its inclusion of grownup young children from numerous dysfunctional relations backgrounds who percentage an identical features. After greater than ten years of operating with ACoAs she stocks the restoration tricks that she has stumbled on to paintings. learn grownup youngsters of Alcoholics to determine the place the adventure all started and for ideas on the place to move from right here.

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21 3. Breaking The Cycle 61 4. What About Your Children? 109 5. Recovery Hints 123 Recommended Reading 133 Page vii Foreword To The Expanded Edition Ten years ago when I began to explore the possibility of writing a book about what happened to children of alcoholics when they grew up, I had no idea what the impact of such a book would be. It has long been my belief that anyone who sees the world in a slightly different way from others has a responsibility to publish and make those perspectives available to others.

Everyone else fits in, and you don't even ask why. Your childhood feelings, thoughts, experiences and assumptions are carried with you, in one form or another, throughout your life. The adult who doesn't work to change and develop remains tied to his parents and/or spouse, reacts in the workplace the same as he did in school, feels isolated despite the presence of other people, and is afraid to let others know him. This adult also increases the likelihood that he will become an alcoholic, marry an alcoholic, or both, thereby perpetuating a vicious cycle.

Paradoxically, these contradictory messages were probably both true. As a result, your sense of self became somewhat distorted. The messages were not clear. They didn't make a lot of sense. So who you were and whether or not you valued that person was very difficult to determine. " What did that mean? " You heard and felt those words. But you knew that you were in the way, that she didn't have time for you, that her concerns were not with you and that you were in her hair. '' How does that make sense?

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