From “Ask a Sober Mon: Sober Relationships with Adult Children“:
“I have caused the damage, picked up the pieces, done the rehab, worked and still working, got the counseling. I even became a recovery coach. I still continue to feel hopeless when it comes to my adult children. I don’t know how to deal with the relentless anger when I don’t do what they want, how they want. It’s enough for me to find drinking attractive again.
How do I get to a place that I can honor my life for the work I’ve done? I want to lay down the past because I’ve done and am willing to keep doing the work. Basically, what I’m asking is, is peace, joy, or some form of happiness ever achievable? “
From ‘The Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Guide to Solving Relationship Problems”:
“Hello there, friend. What’s that I hear? You’re pissed off at someone? Someone is pissed off at you? You have a fight in your life and you don’t know what to do? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Whether it’s with your mom, your aunt, your best friend Stan, or maybe even the mailman, I’ve got the solution to all your relationship problems!
Below is a “Choose Your Own Adventure” for resolving your conflict. Yes, my friend, your conflict is an adventure. A rage-infused shit-festering adventure full of four-letter words and smashed cell phone screens, I’m sure. But an adventure nonetheless.
Simply start with the first question below and navigate yourself to the end. By the end, you’ll know exactly what to do about your conflict.”