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Every day you wake up with a pit in your stomach, and a to-do list in your head. You have been spinning all the plates for so long, and lately it feels like you can’t keep up the pace anymore. Friends tell you that you need to give up some plates, that you don’t have to do everything for everyone. People around you seem to be perfectly happy not doing all the things…
But they didn’t grow up like you grew up. They didn’t live your life. They didn’t have your parents. In your life, in your house, if you didn’t keep all the plates spinning, life would spin out of control VERY quickly. And the only way to live in the chaos was to take control of as much as you could to make some sanity. You've fantasized about living a life where other people’s drinking, drug use, or mental illness couldn’t wreck your life.
But here you are today… secretly crying inside, feeling like you might go crazy at any moment. You worry that you are going to turn out like your family member… even though you are NOTHING like them. You have this vision of your life and how you want it to be… and you just can’t get there.
Remember - people who criticize you, say you can't, or try to tear down your dreams are telling you their story. Not yours...
You are not alone. You are not crazy. But, it is time to let go of what isn’t working for you any longer so you can have the kind of life, relationships, and ease that you need in your daily life. It is time to finally get some deep understanding of what you went through and finally heal and let go of the past and grab on to the future you want. I specialize in working with children of Alcoholics, children of Narcissists, children of Major Mental Illness (Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Major Depression), and more.
Give me a call for your free 15-minute phone consultation for counseling in Newport Beach, CA.
If describing your childhood as f*c#%d up is a kind way to say it- I can help!