We Are All in Recovery from Something

By marilynldavis

Families develop a blind eye about the elephant in the room, and pretend that something so obvious as the neglect, abuse, or dysfunction do not exist. Recovering from these issues is as important as recovering from addiction.

What Does Your Manipulation Cost You?

By marilynldavis

We have all manipulated people.  But most of us have a preferred method of manipulation.  When you learn to spot yours, then you can decide if your manipulation comes at too great a cost and change the behaviors.

Is Trust a Must?

By marilynldavis

By Whitney McKendree Moore   “When I first stopped trying to fix other people, I turned my attention to ‘curing’ myself. I was in a hurry to get this healing process over… I looked forward to the day I would graduate from Al-Anon and get on with my life. As year two and year three…

BRANCH MANAGER OR ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER?

By marilynldavis

By Whitney McKendree Moore   Who’s The Real Manager Here?  This photograph was posted with the caption, “BRANCH MANAGER AND ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER.” I howled (pun intended) because that little dangler is me. My real puny status was not in the least bit funny when I first crawled into Twelve-Step recovery, exhausted from years of…

Recovery Started with Participation in Treatment

By marilynldavis

By: Marilyn L Davis     Participation: Start with Your Counselor     “I found the prospect daunting, but somehow comforting, too, because the counselors insisted it could be done, and, after all, many of them were recovering alcoholics themselves.” ― Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot   Recently someone referred…