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Great article, Rheyanne!
As a child of an alcoholic and co-dependant other parent, I can personally attest to many of the points brought up in your article. When I was in highschool, I was in an al-anon teen group, and read many self-help books on co-dependence, and toxic relationships. I was the wave-maker in my family. Yes, it was a tough road, and I couldn't wait to go away to college, hard as it was finding the money to do it, student loans got me through. I have had my own struggles (doesn't everyone?), but with hard work I finally found some semblance of security for myself. Self-awareness is key--know yourself, trust yourself, and always reach for a better you. As far as I know, my parent has been sober since 1992, but still has their own behavioral struggles.

January 21, 2011 - 8:36am


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