Enough about my story. For now, anyway. I want to know yours.
Tell me a story about your loved one.
If you lost a child, I want to know more about that child. Tell me something about him. Or her.
If someone you love is using, tell me a story about the person deep down inside. I want to know more about you guys. Don’t think because it’s your sister, brother or best friend, you can’t tell me the story. I want you to think about who they are or were while you are writing it.
I decided today this … Read more...
Everyone grieves differently. Everyone struggles with adjusting to a family member with addiction/mental illness differently. But the one constant I have noticed is that people who don’t talk about it at all tend to get stuck and fold up within themselves.
I’ve been in that place way back when our journey with mental illness and drug addiction started with Charles. It wasn’t fun.
The more you talk, the better things are. Retreating within yourself and internalizing all of that pain ends up leaking out in unattractive ways. Bitterness. Anger. Inconsolable sadness and isolation.
Keeping all the hurt in your heart … Read more...