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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We sometimes need a reminder that we are acting destructively and should consider rethinking our behavior. We frighten people with our anger and threat of belittling criticism.

Para-alcoholics are reactors rather than actors. In the years that followed there were nine lost, which I helped raise and now twelve great grandchildren. We make others feel guilty when they attempt to assert themselves.

Steve Woods marked it as to-read Jan 26, I care about me today, this lets me care about you. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. We are irresponsible and self-centered. Email required Address never made public. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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 become open minded to the idea that we can change with time and with help.


We live life from the viewpoint of victims and are attracted by that weakness in our love and friendship relationships.

C Jay rated it really liked it Oct 09, We live life from the standpoint of a victimizer, and are attracted to people we can llist and control in our important relationships. Ria hartley rated it it acla amazing Aug 24, Sher Green marked it as to-read Sep 17, Odatguy rated it really liked it May 29, This enables us not to look too closely at our own faults. Jj marked it as to-read Jan 03, Our parental wounds are unhealed and we will do anything to mask the true nature of letting go and the painful abandonment feelings brought forth.

If we lived our life from the viewpoint of a victim Trait 5then many of us have become persecutors or perpetrators who created victims. We pass trauma undetected. Very interesting, it’s kind laundfy like the flip side of the laundry list that was writen with out my input.

The Other Laundry List

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. 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.

If we got guilt feelings for standing up for ourselves Trait 7we could also feel guiltless by shaming someone verbally. Marcia rated it liked it Oct 10, Elizabeth Mcdonald marked it as to-read May 17, Newer Post Older Post Home.


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Open Preview See a Problem? Published November 1st by Health Communications first published Francine Leonard added it May 28, Some of us have used a violent launvry with threats of physical harm to intimidate ,ist. Hanz rated it it was ok Sep 08, We are dependent personalities who are terrified of abandonment and will do anything to hold on to a relationship in order not to experience painful abandonment feelings which we received from living with sick people who were never there emotionally for us.

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