Co-parenting with an Alcoholic – 342

Are you struggling with co-parenting your children with an alcoholic? What are your challenges? What tools have you found? Join Lynne and Linzi as they share their experience in a conversation guided by these questions.

  • What was it like before, co-parenting with an alcoholic before recovery?
  • What made you realize that this wasn’t how you wanted to live any more? What brought you into recovery?
  • What lessons did you learn in those early Al Anon meetings that you could apply to your co-parenting situation?
  • What does dropping the rope mean to you? How do you find the line between protecting and parenting your kids and not overstepping into that over-mothering/hyper-vigilance/hyper-functioning?
  • How did your family change when you found recovery and a new way of living?
  • How is your relationship now with your co-parent?
  • How do you talk to your kids about addiction and Al-Anon?
  • How do the traditions help you find serenity in your co-parenting situation?

Readings and Links

Lynne read from the Detachment pamphlet, which is available online.

Upcoming topics

Upcoming topics include “if I’m not the problem, there is no solution.” How has recovery let you see “your part” in problems? How does this help you to find a solution you can actually execute? Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email with your questions or experience, strength and hope. Or just leave a comment right here.

Music from the Show

Jason Isbell – Hope The High Road
The Avett Brothers – No Hard Feelings
Maggie Rogers – Fallingwater

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