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Adult Children of Alcoholics

Recommended Books for Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult Children of Alcoholics
After my recent blog post about growing up in an alcoholic family, I received a lot of requests for additional reading suggestions. We're fortunate that there are many helpful books for Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOAs) on healing codependency, trauma, and dysfunctional relationship patterns.

Below are...
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Codependency

What Is an Anxious Attachment Style and How Can I Change It?


In my last post, What’s my Attachment Style and Why Does it Matter?, I gave you an overview of the three primary attachment styles (secure, anxious, and avoidant) and how attachment styles become the blueprint for our adult romantic relationships.

Securely attached people tend to have happier, longer lasting relationships built on trust. They feel comfortable expressing their feelings and needs. They can also...
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Codependency

What’s My Attachment Style and Why Does It Matter?

If you’re in an unhappy relationship, feel stuck in a pattern of failed relationships, or can’t seem to find Mr. (or Ms.) Right, your attachment style may be the reason.

We all learn about human relationships from our first relationships – those with our parents or primary caregivers. Understanding your attachment style can help you get to the root of your relationship troubles.

Ideally, parents provide security and safety...
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