Re: [Slovak-World] Harsh treatment of children-apology
- To reply to a couple of posts:
>Looks like I put my foot in my mouth again!I took exception, but I didn't take offense or take it personally.
>I suffered not only "assholism" (as I personally like to refer to theOne of the best books I've recently read is _The Complete ACOA Sourcebook_
>disorder) but physical and mental abuse at home -- and yes, ALL from my
>mother -- dad's fault was his inability to stop the cycle and quit his
>enabling. Took lots of counseling to realize I'm not the only one. At
>least with knowledge, we've got the ability (will we use it?) to stop.
by Janet Geringer Woititz. (ACOA is Adult Children of Alcoholics.) It
explained a lot of behaviors I've encountered over the years! Also, much
of the information is applicable to various dysfunctional family
situations, not just alcoholism. Even though I'm not from an alcoholic
family, I found the book very useful and enlightening; I recommend that
anyone/everyone read it.