June 21, 2020 · 1:00 am
Illustration by JR Bee, Verywell
The following is excerpted from “13 Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics” on VeryWellMind. The full article may be found at: https://www.verywellmind.com/common-traits-of-adult-children-of-alcoholics-66557.
“If you grew up in an alcoholic home, you’re probably familiar with the feeling of never knowing what to expect from one day to the next. When one or both parents struggle with addiction, the home environment is predictably unpredictable. Argument, inconsistency, unreliability, and chaos tend to run rampant…
Children of alcoholics often have to deny their feelings of sadness, fear, and anger in order to survive. And since unresolved feelings will always surface eventually, they often manifest during adulthood. The advantage to recognizing this is that you’re an adult now and no longer a helpless child…”
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Tagged as "people pleasing" behavior, ACoAs and relationships, adult children of alcoholics, alcoholism, codependence, fear of abandonment, fear of authority, isolation, low self-esteem