Adult Children of Addicted Families
Beginning August 14, 2012
5225 Katy Freeway, Suite 650
Tuesday’s 7:00 – 8:30
Do any of the statements below describe you?
- We became isolated and afraid of people and authority figures.
- We became approval seekers and lost our identity in the process.
- We are frightened of angry people and any personal criticism.
- We become alcoholics, marry them or both, or find another compulsive personality such as a workaholic to fulfill our abandonment needs.
- We live life from the viewpoint of victims and we are attracted by that weakness in our love and friendship relationships.
- We have an overdeveloped sense of responsibility and it is easier for us to be concerned with others rather than ourselves
- We get guilt feelings when we stand up for ourselves instead of giving in to others.
- We became addicted to excitement.
- We confuse love and pity and tend to “love” people we can “pity” and “rescue.”
- We have “stuffed” our feelings and have lost the ability to feel or express our feelings.
- We judge ourselves harshly and have a very low sense of self-esteem.
- We are dependent personalities who are terrified of abandonment and will do anything to hold on to a relationship in order not to experience painful abandonment feelings.
- We are reactors rather than actors.
There is hope and healing.