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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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 …∞
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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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 …∞
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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A recovery book to help you laugh while you recover.
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DEFENSES to PROGRESS in Recovery and Living If, instead of being honest, we respond without naming a feeling, we are hiding. The ways we hide our feelings are many, and we call them defences. Each defence prevents us from being known. These behaviours are typically practiced by alcoholics, addicts, co-dependents, adult children of alcoholics, compulsive …∞
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What is the definition of domestic abuse? Domestic abuse between spouses or intimate partners is when one person in the relationship tries to control the other person. The perpetrator uses fear and intimidation and may threaten to or actually use physical violence. Domestic abuse that includes physical violence is called domestic violence. Domestic abuse and …∞
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