Cross Post: Normal, Unique, & Crazy

Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent. -Sigmund FreudIf you want to know a way to make me really upset, simply respond to any challenge or problem that I’m having with one of these phrases (or something like it):But everybody has that problem.orWe all have that issue.or...more  @Barbarahughes Heyyyy Robin! Yes, so sorry I've been away! The light will ...more

50 Minutes in an Alcoholic Household

GLRED  …Course my epiphany came after Cindy’s five year dam burst and vile spewed from her mouth like a broken water main.  I stood in shock trying to grasp what just happened when Scott entered the kitchen and yelled, “See, see?!  The way she just spoke to you is the way she has spoken to me for the past five years!!”  Cindy’s entire body tensed up.  This was not good.  I thought, dangit, Scott!!  I had almost made it out of the kitchen before Cindy flung her hands in the air....more
All I can say is WOW.  What a sorrowful story and how very sad for Scotty and YOU.  What a ...more

Finding a Dogma-Free Balance as an Adult Child of Alcoholics

Summary: I'm an adult child of alcoholics, and I see how this affects my life as an adult wanting to have children.  But, it seems the standard "treatment" for this is 12 step, which is a litlte tricky for me, as I am an atheist.  What's someone like me supposed to do to get past something that happened a long time ago?...more