Adult Children of Alcoholics tend to cater to needs of others rather themselves. It began in childhood when we always had to care for our alcoholic parent. For me it was my father who was the alcoholic. I worried about him when he was drunk. Would he heat up food on the stove then pass out at the kitchen table leaving the food to burn – even worst burn down the house. Things like this were real concerns for me and caused me great anxiety.
I’m ready to focus on myself – do special things just for me. Giving to others and withholding from myself doesn’t work for me anymore. Today I affirm that I will encourage, support and congratulate myself. Put myself first for a change and be my own best cheerleader.
Unlearning the old habits from my past will require real effort on my part but I’m up for the task.
Hi, I’m Liz Hawkins and I’m a recovering Adult Child of an Alcoholic.