18. They go through life extremely loyal, even in the face of evidence that the loyalty is undeserved.
19. They will develop dependent personalities, becoming so terrified of abandonment that they will do anything to hold onto relationships to avoid the painful feelings associated with it.
20. If the child survives — which some don't — without help, they will become an alcoholic/addict themselves, marry one or both. They will find another compulsive personality such as a workaholic, gambler, over-eater, or sex-addict to fulfill the ironic, irrational and unintended, subconscious need for abandonment than what they are allowing to happen in their own.
You can stop this disease of denial and dysfunction in your home and break the chain of reaction through the generations of your family. If you're an alcoholic or addict, help for recovery is available through the 12-Step groups of Alcoholics Anonymous or other more relavently specific group for your addiction.You may also like my article: How I Learned To Love Myself In Alcoholics Anonymous [EXPERT]
Your family can benefit from other recovery groups that utilize modified versions of the same 12-Steps of AA such as: Al-Anon, Ala-Teen, Ala-Tot and ACA (Adult Children Anonymous - formerly, Adult Children of Alcoholics or ACOA). You and your family deserve a better life. Should I Leave My Alcoholic Husband?
*Study & admission through the creation of the ACOA groups, now ACA, participation and testimony.