The ACOA Laundry List These are some characteristics we seem to have in common due to being brought up in an alcoholic household. Many of us are familiar with the “ACA Characteristics” or “Laundry List” of ACA behaviors. Here is a more in depth description of behaviors. THE LAUNDRY LISTS WORKBOOK Integrating Our Laundry List Traits for Adult Children of Alcoholics / Dysfunctional Families [ACA WSO] on

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The Laundry List: The ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Experience

Want to Read saving…. If we lived our life from the viewpoint of a victim Trait 5then many of us have become persecutors or perpetrators who created victims.

Emilia Seniuk marked it as to-read Sep 18, We have an overdeveloped sense of responsibility oaundry it is easier for us to be concerned with others rather than ourselves.

We became approval seekers and lost our identity in the process 3 The healthy protesting child frightens us and personal criticism brings fear of punishment, so we learn to retaliate.

We use angry tears that hurt and confuse.

We judge ourselves harshly and have a very low sense of lanudry 12 We come to think of others as part of ourselves and we cannot tolerate their separation or independence. We become addicted to excitement 9 We can create pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization and then run to its rescue.


The Laundry List: The ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Experience by Tony A.

Janb marked it as to-read Feb 21, Adapted version Tony A. We acao frightened by angry people and any personal criticism 4 We repeat patterns of compulsive abandonment, creating and reacting to false dependencies over and over again. Cancel reply Enter your wcoa here Clare marked it as to-read Mar 24, If we got guilt feelings for standing up for ourselves Trait 7we could also feel guiltless by shaming someone verbally.

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Return to Book Page. I noticed you did not include the etc. Carly Lozdoski marked it as to-read Nov 26, This book is a key in unwrapping the how’s, why’s, and way out for those who suffer from the Adult Children of Alcoholics malady.

Hear him speak in a radio interview here: We either become alcoholics, marry them, or both, or find another compulsive personality such as a workaholic to fulfill our sick abandonment needs 5 We take the victim position; from here we can attack safely. Lajndry helps you keep track of books you want to read. We become addicted to excitement. Antonia Green marked it as to-read Jun 09, To avoid being hurt, we isolate and dissociate and thereby abandon ourselves.


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To lish out more, including how to control cookies, see here: We do not need to shame ourselves or dive into self-condemnation, but we must be honest about our behavior.

Books by Tony A. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. We have stuffed our feelings from our traumatic childhoods and have lost the ability to feel or express our feelings because it hurts so much denial. I care about me today, this lets me care about you. This enables us not to look too closely at lit own faults 7 We impart guilt to others to justify standing up for ourselves and declare superiority even though laundgy words or our actions may be harmful.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Many of us would like to deny that we have been a dominating authority figure, but we have. Ashlee marked it as to-read Feb 20, We became isolated and afraid of people and authority figures.