Something I heard early in recovery was, “Don’t compare your insides with everybody’s else outsides.” So many of us were taught to put on a happy face (or at least to hide the dirty laundry). It was amazing for me to hear them call this “Looking-Goodism.”
“Looking-Goodism.” is its name, and I had it, along with other ‘‘ism’s’” that ride on Alcoholism, which I was surprised to learn, is a disease. Dis-ease. And a contagious one at that. Highly contagious.
I wrote about this in a book called “Whit’s End: Breakdown to Breakthrough.” It is my way of sharing how alcoholism affects everyone who loves the addict, whether family or loved ones. If you are suffering because of addiction in a relative or friend, take a LOOK INSIDE at Amazon Books or on my website. Here’s the link:
FYI, this photograph was posted on Facebook by Sheila Walsh.