Friday, January 27, 2012

Angry ACODs

                      "I want to yell at my parents".  "I am resentful".  "I hate them".

These are just a few words that express the deep feeling of anger that adult children have when their parents divorce.   Just as we have talked about Grief and Sadness, our new topic for adult children of divorce is Anger.  Or ANGER!!! 

When adults learn of the plan of a divorce of their parents, the feeling that there is something wrong, terribly wrong, is at the surface of our emotions.  I remember being so angry that I couldn't even truly express it for a while. When I finally was able to say the words " I am angry", then many other verbal expressions of anger came out, too.  Many of the discussion boards I have read include people's stories of how they are handling their anger. We will talk about normal responses to our anger and also about healthy ways to handle those feelings.

Usually ACODs are angry because of the abuse of trust, the lies and injustice that we may see at the hand of one parent , or both,  and we are angry because of the way our parents treat us .  Anger is often directed at ourselves or others as well.

Anger is a big topic and we will be talking about it next!!!

IF YOU HAVE FEELINGS OF ANGER BECAUSE OF YOUR PARENT'S DIVORCE, DESCRIBE HOW YOU FEEL.  


WHAT ARE YOU MAD ABOUT?




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JANUARY TOPICS : Help and Hope
Grief
Bonds Unravel
Pain
Anger

FEBRUARY TOPICS: Anger
Counseling
Bargaining
Triangles
Honesty
Depression
Waiting
Boundaries

MARCH TOPICS: Accepting Change
Forgiving Parents
Time For Serenity
Things/Objects of Meaning
House
Rings

APRIL TOPICS: Postcard
Holidays
Recipe
Photo Album
Pathway

JUNE/JULY : Reflecting and Writing Again

AUGUST:
Acods and Listening
Acods and Materialism
Acods and Identity

SEPTEMBER:
Serenity Prayer Worksheet
ACODs and Simplicity
A New Look to the Blog!!
Serenity Prayer Extended Version/Worksheet
Simplicity
Why do we Blog???

NOV/DEC:
ACOD Serenity Prayer
ACOD Fathers and Mothers
Things Still Aren't Right This Christmas

Grandchildren of Divorce
ACODs and Affairs
Keep Going
ACOD Forward and Back
Lord' Prayer ACOD version
Ripple Effect
Grief Revisited
Too Many Choices
ACOD Times To Remember
Telling the Truth
Behind the Curtain

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