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By John C. Friel Ph.D., Linda D. Friel M.A.

It's predicted that as many as 34 million humans grew up in alcoholic houses. yet what concerning the remainder of us? What approximately households that had no alcoholism, yet did have perfectionism, workaholism, compulsive overeating, intimacy difficulties, melancholy, difficulties in expressing emotions, plus the entire different character features which could produce a relatives method very like an alcoholic one? numerous thousands folks fight with a lot of these dysfunctions each day, and until eventually very lately we struggled by myself. Pulling jointly either conception and medical perform, John and Linda Friel offer a readable clarification of what occurred to us and the way we will be able to rectify it.

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It was clear, and bright as a diamond, but very weak. It kept saying over and over, "Something's wrong, Tina. " With her friends and relatives and community colleagues loudly praising her accomplishments on the outside, this little voice kept getting stronger and stronger on the inside. It created an internal battle that finally burst forth one Thursday evening as she and the three children sat quietly eating dinner. Frank walked through the front door, bursting with enthusiasm about the new contract that he had landed just as Jason abruptly and loudly knocked over a glass of milk as he reached to hit his little sister in the shoulder.

In her early thirties she met a man who truly was different. He was caring without taking responsibility for her problems. He got crabby on occasion but it never went beyond that. They would fight about things but would get them resolved and go on, none the worse for wear. They each spent time alone as well as together. A. meetings to go to. Sandy and her second husband have been married now for 15 years. While they have had their ups and downs as any couple does, the nightmare of her first life has turned into something quiet, comfortable and whole.

56. Some of us will turn the tide of history by our actions, and some of us will live in obscurity. 57. We will grow up to hate our parents, or we will keep them on the pedestals that we put them on when we were little, but we will rarely let them be the error-prone humans that we all are. 58. We feel guilty about the way our brothers or sisters were treated compared to us or we feel jealous and slighted about the way they were treated compared to us. 59. We hate Dad and overprotect Morn or we hate Morn and overprotect Dad.

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