Monthly Review: September/October 2013
In case you missed our latest posts from the months of September/October, 2013 â€”we’ve gathered them together for you to enjoy (plus two of our most popular posts: Surviving Holidays with A Dysfunctional Family and Detachment: How Can I?).
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I have watched Nikki from afar. She has overcome a life-destroying meth addiction, established a new â€œfairy taleâ€ life in the mountains of Colorado with her fiance and best friendâ€”and was on top of the world as she celebrated her first Christmas in decades with her two grown sons. Then suddenly without warning, her world was shattered.Â ~Judy Herzanek
Detachment. How Can I?
This post, partially excerpted from Why Don’t They Just Quit? is one of our most popular posts ever. We re-posted it for you in October.
When life becomes one crisis after another, when emotional pain and endless drama become â€œthe normâ€ what am I supposed to do? Over the past few decades Iâ€™ve received this question a lot. Recently it has become the #1 question. Why is that? What do I suggest to families who have arrived at this place? How about this: My suggestion is to do NOTHING! Stop â€œdoing.â€ Quit â€œdoing.â€ No longer â€œDOâ€ anything. ~Joe Herzanek
Many thanks to our friend Sandy Swenson for sharing her blog post with us.
â€œIf the addict is pleased with your help, youâ€™re probably enabling. If the addict is pissed as hell, youâ€™re probably helping the person you love.â€
This article â€œ10 Tips for Surviving Holidays with the Dysfunctional Familyâ€ is so full of great information that we decided to re-post it.
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From â€œMonthly Review: Detachment, Surviving Holidays, Enabling & Optimismâ€
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Detachment, Surviving Holidays, Don’t Enable,Â Optimism