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Hello- Thank you for asking the question. I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families & am happy to reply.
This is a very common problem in alcoholic families and I am sorry to know that you are enduring it.
It is very difficult and you should feel comfortable in defining your boundaries and not be engaged in the dyfunctional dynamics of the family system.
Are you available to chat now?
Alcoholism is a disease and effect the entire family..
It is important that you get support and help from others who are also effected. This can be accomplished by becoming involved in ALANON.
attached is weblink for support and information in your area:
Additional information is available here:
It is important that you recognize the dynamics of co-dependency in the family. Help in defining boundaries and setting limits with family members is available here:
Review the above information and feel free to contact me with follow up with me for additional assistance.
I am happy to help.
Kind regards, Bill
Hi Jen. Another quick question, why did my mother tell my husband to let me "see a psychiatrist".... is it because she thinks I am lying about my sister.....and the fact that I stand by my niece and nephews....also why is no one in my family calling me or accepting my phone calls.....