Many of you, my friends, have found my blog through word of mouth- mainly me- wordpress, bloglovin, twitter and Facebook.
Today, when I was checking my stats, I saw the search line someone typed into google: “how my drunk parent makes me feel.”
Ugh. Wow. That lead him or her to my blog. I have no idea if my words helped him or her… I have no idea the pain he or she may have gone through… Or the years of tears because the parent.
But, friend, I can tell you, you’re not alone. You’re not alone.
The pain of an alcoholic’s lifestyle can feel overwhelmingly challenging, maybe even never ending. If you’ve never dealt with this before- you haven’t got a clue. I don’t say that to put you down (really you’re lucky) I say that to really uplift the people that have dealt with this issue. It’s lonely. It’s sad. It’s self-defeating. If only you could have been nicer, if only you could have been more understanding, if only you said the right thing.
Here’s the thing it’s NOT YOU! Really, it’s just not. I wish I could hug you while you cry and share your moments with me. I get it. I really do.
If I tell you it gets better, that might be a lie. The drinking may never stop. But, you can get better! You can change the way this person affects you. Small changes lead to life changes. Start small. Set boundaries. Protect yourself. Love yourself.
I hope you find the answers and guidance you need.
My heart breaks for your pain and my mind prays for peace.
This is my peace. Sweet boy.