Loving An Adult Child of An Alcoholic

Loving An Adult Child of An Alcoholic

Book - 2007
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Is your partner an adult child of an alcoholic (ACOA)? Are you struggling with your relationship? Children of alcoholics develop patterns of behavior during childhood that carry over into adult life. As children, they were taught to cover up the family secret and suppress their feelings, and as adults, no matter what's going on, they'll always tell you they're fine. Distrust, fear of abandonment, and sensitivity to criticism are all major issues for ACOAs.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : M. Evans : 2007.
Edition: First M. Evans edition.
ISBN: 9781590771174
1590771176
Characteristics: x, 229 p. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bey, Deborah 1951-
Contents: You aren't reading this by accident
Entering the "mind field"
Putting the "fun" back into "dysfunction"
The push-pull of commitment and trust
The paradox of chronic tension
He had a hat
They don't know they're beautiful
Mountains frommolehills
You get to make the "important decisions" and your ACOA makes the rest
Nurturing your partner's inner child
Too nice
Parenting is scary for most people-especially your adult child
ACOAs frequently dread social occasions
Birds of a feather
Tending to your relationship
Dealing with addiction problems
Religion helped us.
Summary: Is your partner an adult child of an alcoholic (ACOA)? Are you struggling with your relationship? Children of alcoholics develop patterns of behavior during childhood that carry over into adult life. As children, they were taught to cover up the family secret and suppress their feelings, and as adults, no matter what's going on, they'll always tell you they're fine. Distrust, fear of abandonment, and sensitivity to criticism are all major issues for ACOAs.

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