By John C. Friel Ph.D., Linda D. Friel M.A.
It's anticipated that as many as 34 million humans grew up in alcoholic houses. yet what in regards to the remainder of us? What approximately households that had no alcoholism, yet did have perfectionism, workaholism, compulsive overeating, intimacy difficulties, melancholy, difficulties in expressing emotions, plus all of the different character qualities which may produce a family members method very similar to an alcoholic one? numerous thousands people fight with all these dysfunctions on a daily basis, and until eventually very lately we struggled by myself. Pulling jointly either idea and medical perform, John and Linda Friel offer a readable rationalization of what occurred to us and the way we will rectify it.
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We feel less than some and better than others but we rarely feel like we belong. 35. We get stuck in lives our hearts never chose. 36. We hang onto the past, fear the future and feel anxious in the present. 37. We work ourselves to death for unknown purposes. 38. We are never satisfied. 39. We fear God or we expect God to do it all for us. 40. We fear or hate people who are different. 41. We get into friendships that we can't get out of. 42. We get hooked on things. 43. We project our inner conflicts onto our children.
Frank tried to quiet the children as best he knew how. Then he tried to get into the bedroom to talk to Tina, but the door remained locked the rest of the night. "Please just go away" she would whimper whenever he tried to get into the bedroom. He slept on the couch in the living room that night, awakening several times with a knot in the pit of his stomach. Tina came down in the morning and fixed breakfast for Frank and the children. They didn't talk at all over breakfast and the clink of the silverware on the china was empty and loud.
But unlike Clara Pellet in the TV commercial, we aren't getting paid to ask. And nobody answers. 54. We run away when we fall in love or we abandon ourselves for the relationship. 55. We smother those we love, we crush those we love or both. 56. Some of us will turn the tide of history by our actions, and some of us will live in obscurity. 57. We will grow up to hate our parents, or we will keep them on the pedestals that we put them on when we were little, but we will rarely let them be the error-prone humans that we all are.
Adult children: the secrets of dysfunctional families by John C. Friel Ph.D., Linda D. Friel M.A.