Welcome to Growing Up With Dysfunction! I am glad you are here! My goal of this site, is to share my journey in recovery, and make sure others that are on the same path know that they are not alone. I felt alone in this struggle of family dysfunction for the longest time and I... Continue Reading →
Step One: We admitted we were powerless over the effects of alcoholism or other family dysfunction, that our lives had become unmanageable This was a topic of discussion in a meeting I recently attended. Although I had worked step one before, it brought up a lot of feelings for me revisiting it. Powerlessness, learning to... Continue Reading →
A fellow traveler told me one time that, "This is a journey, NOT a destination." That is slowly sinking in. When I first started attending these meetings, I got all the books, read and highlighted my way through cover to cover. I wanted to read the content, understand the process, and be fixed. It took... Continue Reading →
Wow! Yesterday was a whirlwind and I got a bit overwhelmed and posting was bumped off my list of things to do because of family obligations. Family first. On a positive note, I attended my 4th consecutive home meeting yesterday, and 20th overall! Starting this process of healing has been difficult. But, I am finally... Continue Reading →
Each morning I get up, grab a cup of coffee and sit down and read my Daily Affirmations, Strengthening My Recovery book (You can read the daily affirmations here.). The last sentence of today's reading was... After reading that this morning it was an aha moment. This program is what I have been missing (and... Continue Reading →
Today feels like it's going to be a good day! In the ACA Big Red Book (BRB) reading this morning it touched on love and asked "I feel loved when _________." (BRB p. 186). This is what I came up with... I feel loved when _________ I'm heardI'm acknowledgedI see my kids smileMy husband and... Continue Reading →
Welcome! Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.