Dysfunction - Addiction/Alcoholism

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Walks From The Dark To The Light Side Of Life
Dysfunction and Dysfunctional mean: does not work - not as in not
always getting what you want, your way, always.
 Rather, it means a
lifestyle that doesn't work well -totally- for you, and all others in
your environment.

It is not a "label" applied by others (outsiders). It is a self-reported
description/assessment by members of families that
"don't work" as
families. It's either not working for a specific member, or for some of
them - or in most cases, ntr for any of them.

These parental actions and behaviours are not unusual in Dysfunctional
Families - they are quite common: rather than changing/healing their own
self-perceived short-comings, they "punish" the child/children instead
- with put-downs, as well as abuse and violence, etc.
The causes for this can be due to Alcoholism or
other addictions, or be a generational perpetuation
of "learned family behaviour". More on this to come.
Regardless the cause: t
hese families are "toxic".

In many situations families often put us in the
difficult position of choosing between family
loyalty and maintaining our own
healthy boundaries.

Family dynamics are heavily influenced by
cultural values; and some cultures put a very
high value on the closeness of family, as well as
being loyalty to family. Other cultures do not.

If you come from a culture which places a high
value on familial loyalty and your family is fairly
toxic, you can be in trouble. It can create a real
challenge to your own mental health.  

This is the site's central "Home" page
for the dark side of life.

You'll find articles and support information
that explore things like, "what does a toxic family look
like?" As well as the consequences for everyone,
especially children (and seniors) in these situations.

You can read about these (and others to come) by
following the Navigation Menus at either side here
(and the one at the bottom for many more about
the Functional, "bright" side of life: walks in the light.
More items are being added continually,
Dawn Cove Abbey
"Roadside Assistance" For Your Journey Through Life
From the eBook: "One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman M.A © 2007-2019
- Dedicated to helping people return (and maintain)
sanity and decency to life -

Questions and comments welcomed.
. . . . there are many good things in life, and ways to get to them.
Below are some topics on the site that may be of help to you, on that.
Healthy Families

Relationship Credo

10 Secrets of Fulfilling

(Balanced Self Determined)