We All Need Boundaries

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

It might be a friend, or a colleague. Maybe an ex, or a sort-of relationship. Might be a relative who doesn’t live with you. In any case, their problems are draining YOU of energy and time, and the stress is mounting. It’s a toxic relationship.

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Is it a ‘reason’ or an ‘excuse’?

April 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Anybody who lives or works with an active alcoholic is likely to hear a lot of excuses, along with protests that they are not, in fact, excuses.

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Sure, “set boundaries.” How?

March 14, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Woman holding phone, looking doubtful or worried.

With some people, it’s better not to answer,because they’ll just argue with you anyway. In that case, smile and depart the scene.

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“They’ll See Me Going To Your Program”

March 11, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

The family is operating under the misconception that folks in their town don’t know, when they already do.

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My husband quit drinking, but he’s still not himself.

February 16, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Weary looking young man lies on sofa extending a remote control.

That’s because he’s better, but he’s still a long way from well.

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The Bullying Game

October 24, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

Pretty soon we’re having a big argument which ends with me feeling miserable and him gone to the pub.

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