SRS Dealing with anger

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  1. ally

    ally awh kittah

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    Hey everyone,

    I am not too sure if this is the right place but I am hoping that someone may have some tips.

    I posted a while back about my brother and his crack addiction. He is doing well in his recovery and is going to meetings and to a psychiatrist(sp?) on a regular basis. She has expressed that family involvement in my brothers recovery is very important and I agree.

    My trouble is that I am still very angry with him for his choices and actions the years that he was an addict. I am trying to start a new relationship with him but I just can't seem to put the past in the past. Does anyone have any advice on how to deal with this anger or has anyone experienced this with a loved one? What did you do? Does "time heal all wounds?"

    I don't know what i want from this thread just to vent a little I suppose and see how others dealt with the anger after addiction. :hs:
     
  2. Cerridwen

    Cerridwen Guest

    I have personally found that time does not heal wounds. My mother was an alcholic and a drug abuser when I was young (until after I moved out). She's been clean a couple of years (I do believe about 5), but I just can't stop being angry with her for all she has done. I haven't made any attempts to reconcile though and don't plan to.
    My advice to you is to not wait any longers. If neccesary, see a counselor to help you through your anger. I'm sure others here will have better advice.
     
  3. ally

    ally awh kittah

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    Thanks for the reply. We both still live at home and he has also been trying to be nicer/better towards me. I have considered a counselor or someone along those lines im just not sure how comfortable i would be with it!

    Anyways thanks again.
     
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