Adult Children of Alcoholics tend to have a hard time with transitions and changes. A sudden change of plan or anything that feels out of their control can trigger anxiety and sometimes even anger. ACOAs thrive on routine and predictability because it makes them feel safe.
Lately, I’ve been craving for my life to slow down. I feel like I’ve got too many balls up in the air; that there’s not enough time to do everything, and I’ve put all the pressure and responsibility on myself. I supposed it’s my own ego telling me that the only way it’s all going to get done right, is if I’m the one that does it.
I’m finding that I have to constantly remind myself that I’m only human and it’s okay to ask for help and to say ‘no.’ The struggles of being ACOA seem never-ending.
Hi, I’m Liz Hawkins and I’m a recovering Adult Child of an Alcohol.