Jess and I grew up very differently, and yet we both have daddy issues which led to each of us using alcohol to cope. Our drinking problems ended up being pretty similar, funny how that happens. :)
I have worked on my relationship with my dad a lot with Nance, with other therapists, and through journaling. It's been one of the biggest issues for over half my life. Jess and I both share abandonment issues revolving around our dads and talk about healing from those childhood traumas.
I talk about seeing my dad as a person instead of a dad has helped me heal our relationship.
Jess's relationship with her dad is ever changing and continues to do so.
She gives us an update on the fight that she and her father had during Christmas time and there's an interesting follow-up, so tune in.
Working on these relationships is super important in sobriety (even if you're just working on them one sided). You can work on your relationship with your dad without even involving your dad. It really helps to start to break down and process through these emotions with the help of a professional or a program like AA.
Bottom line, digging into the daddy issues makes us stronger in sobriety.
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