Tag: guilt

Dear 19-Year-Old Me: It’s Going to Work Out

Dear 19-year-old me, I know that you are in an impossible situation. But I want you to know that it’s going to work out.

Dear Mom, You Didn’t Raise An Alcoholic

Mom, you didn’t raise an alcoholic. You helped me pick up all my broken pieces and build me into the woman I am today.

I Lost Everything Because of My Drinking

I jumped from job to job and relationship to relationship. I loved being a party girl, going out every night and getting wasted. I thought it made my life fun. Sure, there was shame and regret in the morning, but I could wash that away with a few drinks. When I was around 21, I met the man that is now my husband. We were, “the party couple,” until my birth control failed and I found myself pregnant. Our parents convinced us getting marriage was the right thing to do, so we did.

How can I ever forgive myself for leaving my son for meth?

Q: How can I ever forgive myself for leaving my son for months — for meth. Where do I start? Help! Signed, “Guilt Ridden Mom” A: Dear Guilt Ridden, Thank you for being so brave and reaching out…. Read More

The Difference Between Offering Someone 100% Emotional Support and Enabling

I was recently asked, by a member of our group, to explain my thoughts re: the differences between offering 100% emotional support and “enabling,” as it relates to our mission. Since it’s such an incredible and important question,… Read More