Books about being married to an alcoholic

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books about being married to an alcoholic

The Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage by Al-Anon Family Groups

Every aspect of a relationship takes on the nature of a dilemma when one or both partners are alcoholic. Here, the relatives and friends of alcoholics openly and honestly talk about their marriages and dealing with problems primarily involving sex, communication, maturity, feelings, personalities, security, and independence. Together, these Al-Anon members encourage the reader to let the understanding, love, and peace of the [Al-Anon] program grow in you one day at a time.
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When I decided to leave my alcoholic husband

R hands me a novel he has been raving about, its protagonist a fortysomething hard-drinking, sex-crazed, successful writer called Kennedy Marr. It is ironic that the book's pages are doused in a liquid that looks and smells like red wine.
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The novel that gives me insight into my alcoholic husband

In this compassionate if repetitious defense of nondrinking women who stay married to alcoholics, Kokin The Myth of Women's Masochism , a clinical psychologist who directs a Montreal drug rehabilitation center, indignantly denies the view held by some that women cause or foster their husbands' addictions in order to achieve control. Often blamed for continuing or ending the marriage, women can feel like hostages, and see no options other than to cover up the abuse and their anger, despair and guilt, according to the author. In addition to analyzing the causes, types and effects of addiction, the book recommends therapy for all involved: "intervention" by a team of concerned persons guided by a specialist to confront the husband with his problems; individual or family therapy; and support groups such as AA and Al-Anon for family members. Coauthor Walker is a Canadian freelance writer. First serial to New Woman. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.

The quality of human relationships depends largely upon the way we communicate with each other. It depends not only on what we say but how we say it; not only on what we do but our motives for doing it. Our tone of voice and even our smallest actions are elements of communication; many of us are hardly aware of these. When a relationship is distorted by an unbalanced dependence, or by suspicion, hostility, excessive demands, and expectations, these flaws reveal themselves in the way the two people communicate with each other. If a man marries a woman because he was attracted by her warm maternal quality, as many alcoholics do, he is likely to be the dependent one. And she attracted to him because of her unconscious desire to mother someone, will be the practical member of the family.

Alcoholic Spouse: Coping With An Alcoholic Husband or Wife (Coping With Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Book 3) - Kindle edition by Ashley Rosebloom, .
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5 thoughts on “The Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage by Al-Anon Family Groups

  1. Loving someone who suffers from addiction is one of the hardest things a human being can go through.

  2. The Alcoholic Husband Primer: Survival Tips For The Alcoholic's Wife She wrote several other books, including Lifeskills for Adult Children; The . I had been struggling with accepting the disease and the man as being two different entities.

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