Many addicts have addict parents or parents who may have had thier own issues and so could not be there for us the way any child needs. Learning to reparent myself has been quite the journey, very rewarding while also hard as hell to not get stuck on “why?!” I know why, my own parents never learned to parent themselves because thier parents didnt know either.
As a mindful, aware adult I now get the option and opportunity to become the best damn parent I could ever ask for, for me. I know what I need and can provide it for myself. It will not erase my past but if my thoughts create my reality, and they do, then I get to think more constructively about this and DO something instead of dwell in one more moment of “Why!?”
Really enjoyed this article, got me thinking