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Jul 19, Angie rated it it was amazing. Awesome book!! Every wife of an alcoholic should read this!!
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It gave me the strength and courage to practice tough love and do what I needed to do for me and my children. Jan 07, Judy Herzanek rated it it was amazing Shelves: addiction-and-recovery , addiction-recovery , co-addiction , codependency , for-family-friends-struggling-with , intervention , memoirs , relapse. We buy this book by the caseload! If you only had time to read one of two books on the subject of understanding and helping someone with a substance abuse problem, I would read "Why Don't They Just Quit?
This book and the other 3 Volumes are "classic". Toby knows what she is talking about from her own personal experience , teaches on the subject, counsels with family members and speaks in a way that makes sense. You have the right to get sick too! Learn about blackouts Try to remember it's a disease Let the crises happen No more lying to his boss! Start to get help Even though he's the alcoholic Stay with him or leave him "Just for today" Break out of your isolation Stop asking permission!
Act as if you love you Put him in the back of your mind Don't feel guilty when you're mad! Forget his bad mouth Don't say you're changingjust do it Stop telling him how to get sober don't talk to brick walls, either Don't get scared when he threatens to drink Wipe out saying, "you've been drinking again! Reflection Guide Resource Directory The Spanish version of the "Getting Them Sober, Volume 1" book - click to order The chapter titles in the "Getting Them Sober, volume 2" book are: Your children Adult children of alcoholics What if you are separated and youralcoholic says he'll get help?
What to expect from your spouse's sobriety His 'good stuff' is as hooking as his 'bad stuff' Carrying excited misery into your next relationship Being good to yourself is your quickest and best therapy How do I know if he's sincere this time about staying sober? Intervention: forcing the alcoholic to get sober Trust your gut feeling in working with professionals The alcoholic and the kids vs.
Vacillation is okay you're not crazy If you're re-married to your second alcoholic, or you're re-married the same one, or you're dating a man with a drinking problem The chapter titles in the "Getting Them Sober, volume 3" book are: Family "gang-up" against the non-alcoholic parent Is alcoholism a moral issue?
If you are the adult child of an alcoholic, and are married to an alcoholic, don't compare your progress in treatment with those who had a "normal upbringing" When recovered alcoholics who need to go to Al-Anon hesitate to do so We attach so much importance to what he says and does For the man involved with a woman alcoholic If you're bored by nice men, or if you're "just going with" an alcoholic If you're a helping professional who has clients who are alcoholic, new in treatment, and married to a still-drinking alcoholic Dealing with your alcoholic child when your spouse also has a drinking problem From 'pity to punish' "Why do I have to go to Al-Anon?
I know what to do now! Maybe he's not an alcoholic? Can he be getting better? Answering your legal questions about alcoholism, divorce, children, and court-ordered evaluations Intervention The chapter titles in the "Get Rid of Anxiety and Stress" book are: Your nervous system Obsession Hysterical personality Living with exacerbating problems Was your parent an alcoholic? Beyond survival Getting help Suggested readings The chapter titles in the "Sex and the Sober Alcoholic" book are: Is sober-sex terrifying?
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Sex and "games" and recovery Adult children of alcoholics guilt, shame, abuse, and isolation Adult daughters of alcoholics and the mistress-compulsion Replacing the excitement of sickness AIDS: Families of alcoholics hidden-high-risk group? Notes to family counselors and their clients The chapter titles in the "Getting Your Children Sober" book are: Three parents tell their stories Is it "just a phase"?
Parents are not guiltythe genetic facts about alcoholism Why most therapies haven't been able to help Suicide, therapy, and other teen issues: young A.
She knows that I am being judgmental when I use this term. Even when I say it lovingly, I seem to be admonishing her to go faster than she is capable of doing at that time.
And she feels despairing, because she IS doing her best. She may get so discouraged and frustrated and overwhelmed that she stops treatment.
Such thinking is dangerous; it leads alcoholics, who are ALREADY looking for a way to blame others for the drinking, into again placing responsibility for the drinking on the family. Alcoholism counselors spend much of their time trying to crack through the blame-systems of alcoholics. It is considered to be a major breakthrough in the wellness process of alcoholics when they begin to acknowledge that NOTHING "got them drunk". In contrast, alcoholics who have had relapses and are re-entering treatment are now often heard saying, "I wouldn't have gone out that time if I hadn't been enabled!
Instead of calling families "enablers", try saying "rescuers"the connotation is much kinder
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