Acceptance

Acceptance

When we find acceptance, we find peace and serenity. Here are some helpful suggestions to help you gain true peace through acceptance in your life.

  There’s no denying how difficult it can be for both mothers in recovery and those who are aiming to achieve sobriety.  Recovery is possible, even for you as a mother.  Though the idea of leaving your children and/or husband may sound difficult and maintaining a program of recovery can be overwhelming during motherhood, both will end up benefiting you and your family because you will actually be able to present for your loved ones. Mothers in Recovery Parenting is difficult alone but when combatting sobriety is thrown into the mix, it can become even more of a challenge.  Mothers…
  When you’re a parent of an addict and/or alcoholic, finding peace when your child is suffering from the disease of addiction can seem impossible.  There is however the hope that you can both find your way back to stabilization.  Finding peace in the midst of chaos The idea of finding peace can provide relief, especially during extremely vulnerable times.  Realistically, you shouldn’t have to be worrying about whether or not you’ve hugged your child for the last time.  There’s no question your child’s addiction to alcohol and drugs has disrupted the relationship you share because the disease branches off…
  As children of alcoholics, it can be difficult having an alcoholic father who is actively drinking, especially with Father’s Day coming up on June 21.  A father is supposed to be someone a child can count on for support and turn to when there is nowhere else to go.  These matters can grow complicated for children of alcoholics, who tend to feel left in the dark when their fathers care more for the drink than their children due to being wrapped around in selfishness of their disease. More: Adult Children Of Alcoholics Dealing with the Alcohol Father Children of…
It’s evident how mothers of addicts face challenges with their children throughout their addiction.  For mothers, it can be difficult to watch as your children battle addiction because you can feel completely helpless.  The sad reality is that addiction expels onward and can affect the entire family.  Not to mention, there is nothing quite like a mother and child love.  Mother’s Day is approaching this upcoming May 10 and whether your child is recovering from their addiction or still active in their use, the holiday can bring up some overwhelming feelings for you.  Continuing to learn about the disease of…
Setting unrealistic expectations for your loved one in recovery from an addiction to alcohol and/or drugs by constantly pushing them to reach impossibly high standards that no human could possibly meet isn’t practical.  Surrendering complete control might not arise as such a simple matter but the process of the action may gradually allow you an exit from the insanity as you migrate from being so strict on standards for yourself and your loved one.  You’re not in control and the sooner you can stop trying to mandate how you think your life and your loved one’s life should look, the…
Have you ever wondered what codependency is? With Valentine’s Day coming up, you might be anxious over whether your relationship is healthy or instead in jeopardy due to having a complete misinterpretation on the idea of love. What Is Codependency? What is codependency really? There are five main patterns that can be pulled out from codependent relationships: denial, low self esteem, compliance, control, and avoidance. By learning about these categories that best describe what is codependency and how it can stem later on in a relationship; you should be able to get a clearer image of what an unhealthy codependent…
There are several common questions that may arise for those who have someone close to them dealing with a drug and/or alcohol addiction. When these matters can be addressed up front, the family and friends of the addict can have more knowledge of how to better handle the disease they are dealing with. When they know how to react and cope with the severity of the illness they are faced to combat, they can come together in unity to further support to the process of the addict’s recovery. Addressing Common Questions of Addiction How is addiction a disease? One of…
The 12 steps of Al-anon begin with the first one: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol that our lives had become unmanageable. Or as someone once said, admitted we were powerless over people, places, things and situations. I never realized that what I was dealing with was alcoholism. I had been so focused on my loved ones behavior and all that it was doing to the family, I thought the drinking was just a side issue. I thought that my loved one was using the alcohol as an excuse to do and behave the way he wanted to and…
  Being parents of addicts is a matter that most families didn’t quite anticipate even imagining to happen to them until it was made full-blown aware that the disease of addiction was causing their child to act out so outrageously.  While some families get torn apart and others remain together though distraught, either way, they encounter the battle to save their child’s life.  On top of this, parents often accumulate cycling thoughts of self-doubt and remorseful guilt as they question whether their child’s addiction had something to do with them.  Learning to cope with your child’s addiction is a tricky…
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