Like many families with addiction, there was constant covering up to make things look ‘respectable’ and keep the secret.
Parent changing when they drink
This story I would say is a story of hope. One that I want to share to show to people.
We lived in it together, and I felt that no one else would ever understand.
Before I even knew what alcoholism was, I understood it was the cause of conflict in our house.
This is what we do, daily.
Deep down I knew what was happening.
I wish things were different, I wish we were different
The beast will be gone after a good nights sleep. Tomorrow no-one no- one will remember
Homely warmth gave way to hollow absence.
It has taken me many, many years to understand my dad and his addiction.