When tied is a good thing.
It’s so tricky to diagnose that I had friends telling me I couldn’t be alcoholic, even though I knew I was.
Discerning reality is no easy task for addicts. Here’s a hint: Listen with your eyes. It works. When a person or activity is pulling me back into romancing of the […]
I recently read a blog entry about an alcoholic death of a grandparent. The blogger, whom I respect for his honesty and vulnerability, asked if the grandchild (his daughter) should […]
I’m an HFA (High-Functioning Alcoholic). Who knew? No one. Sometimes that’s the point. Secrecy, silent suffering, and deadly choices all whirl towards the alcoholic drain that becomes the high-functioning alcoholic’s […]
A. You accept where you are by facing the reality of your relationships. We’re still working on Step 1 and assessing reality. The first part of that is looking at […]
A. You accept where you are by facing the reality of your situation. Think of the sides of the triangle as 3 warehouses of one-liners. Try to recall a discussion […]
Is he not a victim of the delusion that he can wrest satisfaction and happiness out of this world if he only manages well? Is it not evident to all […]
My Dad is lying in a hospital bed in Brainerd, MN. Just that is enough to cause concern about his survival. Small towns and hospitals—need I say more! Mom left […]