For Adult Children of Alcoholics / Addicts and, in fact, all people. Bill of rights I do not have to feel guilty just because someone else does not like what I d0, say, think, or feel. It is OK for me to feel angry and to express it in responsible ways. I do not have …∞
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The Language of Letting Go: Hazelden Meditation Series Our basic recovery concept in 12 Step Fellowships that never loses its power to work miracles is the concept called acceptance. We do not achieve acceptance in a moment. We often have to work through a mirage of feelings – sometimes anger, outrage, shame, self-pity, or sadness. …∞
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Keep in mind that I’m not discussing all difficult relationships; some challenging relationships are well worth keeping. I’m specifically discussing toxic relationships, which are characterized by the following. Toxic relationships; take heavily from us without giving anything back. sap our joy as well as our mental and emotional energy. represent people who are hateful, hurtful, …∞
Gaining in Humility Many recovering people may find that they are drifting into antisocial rage outbursts. Rageaholics Anonymous has developed a 12 Step Fellowship based on Alcoholics Anonymous principles. This is one excerpt from their website. We thought “conditions” incited our anger, and when we tried to correct these conditions and found that we couldn’t …∞
What Are Anger Myths And How They Affect Us? All myths of anger give good reasons excuses for anger and aggressive behavior. Anger is an unavoidable part of being human. Anger is especially based on myths. Self-help Zone lists 5 myths that affect how we deal with anger. These are; Myth 1: Anger and aggression …∞
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Millions of Americans suffer from the psychological and physical disease of alcoholism. The resulting emotionally destructive impact on the children of alcoholic parents and the family unit is enormous. Alcoholic parents usually act out their addiction in one of two negative ways: violent and abusive behavior or emotional unavailability and neglect. People who grow up …∞
Sometimes people want to deny their anger because they fear it–they fear that they’ll unleash a torrent of rage.
Some of us have temper tantrums. Like black clouds, we threaten an outburst at any moment.
The Seven Deadly Sins To avoid falling into confusion over the names these defects should be called, let’s take a universally recognized list of major human failings – the Seven Deadly Sins of pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth. It is not by accident that pride heads the procession. For pride, leading to …∞
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The Adult Children of Alcoholics Laundry List These are some characteristics we seem to have in common due to being brought up in an alcoholic household. We became isolated and afraid of people and authority figures. We became approval seekers and lost our identity in the process. We are frightened by angry people and any …∞
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