He was verbally, emotionally and physically abusive and left his mother for a flurry of girlfriends - he left his family destitute and ruined.My boyfriend's sister is a drug addict and has two children that are in and out of jail...goes through periods of leaving threatening and/or manipulative voice mails looking for money or support.An intimate relationship -- be it romantic, platonic, spiritual or other close relationship -- can seem like an impossibility to adult children of alcoholics.They find it difficult to allow themselves to look to others for interdependence, emotional attachment or fulfillment of their needs.Have you found it difficult to form intimate relationships?You may want to take this quiz to see if you have been affected by having an alcoholic parent.
I'm struggling with how I should behave with my boyfriend.
I don't feel that I could ever be in a lasting relationship for fear of the abandonment and trust issues of another person.
-- Donna Do any of these descriptions sound familiar?
I try not to be critical, but I have to admit calling him on it on more than one occasion.
This typically results in denial, misplaced blame and anger. My bf will go through horrific mood swings...minute he's happy and laughing and enjoying himself....next minute he's having violent tantrums where he acts more like a 5 year old than he does a 48 year old.