Jolene. Age: 32.
Nobody had a perfect childhood, not even the kid down the street whose family seemed to have it all together. We must learn how to heal from a bad childhood and to take destiny into our own hands. Find out how to start healing from the pain of a dysfunctional family.
Alannah. Age: 26.
Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families
A dysfunctional family is a family in which conflict, misbehavior, and often child neglect or abuse on the part of individual parents occur continuously and regularly, leading other members to accommodate such actions. Children sometimes grow up in such families with the understanding that such a situation is normal. Dysfunctional families are primarily a result of two adults, one typically overtly abusive and the other codependentand may also be affected by addictions such as substance abuse - e.
Tegan. Age: 32.
The New Normal – Healing from a Dysfunctional Family
We meet to share our experience of growing up in an environment where abuse, neglect and trauma infected us. This affects us today and influences how we deal with all aspects of our lives. ACA provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment that allows us to grieve our childhoods and conduct an honest inventory of ourselves and our family—so we may i identify and heal core trauma, ii experience freedom from shame and abandonment, and iii become our own loving parents. If you identify with any of these Traits, you may find a home in our Program.
It seems almost everyone claims to be from a dysfunctional family. Sometimes, we blame our current problems on the family we grew up into the extent that we don't take responsibility for our actions. Other times, our past experiences with dysfunctional families can affect our behavior today. How do you know whether family dysfunction is a serious problem for you?