For those habituated to high levels of internal stress since early childhood, it is the absence of stress that creates unease, evoking boredom and a sense of meaninglessness

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“Adult Children of Alcoholics”: The Bridge in the Problem:

“We were dependent personalities, terrified of abandonment, willing to do almost anything to hold on to a relationship in order to not to be abandoned emotionally.

Yet we kept choosing insecure relationships because they matched our childhood relationship with alcoholic or dysfunctional parents.”

These two sentences seem disjointed. We are terrified of something, yet we seek it out.

Perhaps it is our Addiction to Excitement that creates the bridge between those two lines.

You could almost cross out the word “Yet” and replace it with “And so.”

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My two cents: I was terrified of abandonment and maybe with good reason, now my family has abandoned me.

What rings true is the drama in life I have experienced.

Now, I am searching out my connection to this behavior.

At 68, I am getting closer to being happier, less controlled by trauma and fear.

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