This Adult Child

Getting to Know our True Selves

Alcoholism and Dysfunction affected us when we were children and effects how we have shown up in this world, but today we can choose a new way.

The Intention for This Website

My Intention is to share my thoughts, feelings, and experiences in an authentic, vulnerable, and kind way. The content shared on my website is meant to support others who have or are currently struggling with the affects of growing up in a home with Alcoholism or any other family dysfunction.

Adult Children of Alcoholics Meetings
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Want to read about my ACA meeting experience? Click on the title or photo to read about my latest meeting. This includes reading excerpts, my thoughts and feelings, and my dreams for a healthier tomorrow.

What’s Going Well?
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Click the title or photo to read about What’s Going Well!

Books I Love
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Want to read about the books which supported me on my journey to this point? Click on the title or photo.


  • Shift in my Intention

    November 3, 2019 by

    When I first started this website it was going to be a place to post my podcast episodes. I did a podcast episode, hope you enjoyed it, which helped me realize something very important to me, connection. I have a need for connection which will not be met by podcasting. I am going to be… Read more

  • What’s Behind the Smile?

    October 18, 2019 by

    I once did a project in an interpersonal communications class in college, whereby we could draw a house or a face. The teacher would then tell us what she could discern about us from our artistic expression. I made a picture of a girl with bright red curly hair, bright energy filled eyes, a great… Read more

  • Recent Thoughts

    October 11, 2019 by

    I will take action from a place of loving kindness. I will accept, with loving kindness, the choices of others. Through the darkness my light will shine. I am willing to always live my values; Acceptance, Generosity, Integrity, Service, and Learning. Nothing’s personal, From The Four Agreements: ‚ÄĚNothing others do is because of you. What… Read more

  • Adult Child, not an Immature Adult

    October 1, 2019 by

    Being an Adult Child does not mean a person is immature. In fact, growing up I heard all the time “your’re so grown up for your age.” This is because as a child growing up in an alcoholic/dysfunctional home I had to learn things well before my time. At times I had to provide my… Read more

  • Podcast Episode

    October 1, 2019 by

    Getting to know your host, and discovering: “Am I an Adult Child?” Books/texts I mentioned in this podcast: Big Magic By Elizabeth Gilbert Adult Children of Alcoholics (AKA: The Big Red Book/BRB) by ACA WSO Co-Dependent No More (I may not have stated correctly in the podcast, but this is what I meant) By Melody… Read more

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Resources

National Suicide Prevention LifeLine
1-800-273-8255
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Get In Touch

thisadultchild@gmail.com

Finding a Meeting

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