Tag Archives: ACOA

Happiness is not the opposite of depression:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I am not happy. I don’t know if I was born unhappy or it came about as a result of growing up in an alcoholic family where you just never knew what was about to happen … Continue reading

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Alcoholism is not a disease:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; My dad is an alcoholic, sober for 23 years now. His sister was also an alcoholic, still drinking; I realize that it is something that runs in the family. I can’t say that I have a … Continue reading

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My alcoholic brother:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My brother is 40 years old and an alcoholic. He doesn’t have anywhere to live so I let him live with me. The other day we had to call the 911 because he had a seizure. … Continue reading

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Parasite from the planet Me

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, The reality show of our family Thanksgiving is over and I was left pondering an ethical dilemma around one of my more colorful family members; my brother in law, the Parasite From Planet Me. Every two … Continue reading

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