Addiction Dilemmas: Family Experiences from Literature and by Jim Orford(auth.)

By Jim Orford(auth.)

Addiction Dilemmas explores the effect of dependancy on these closest to the members affected and their households. Drawing on a variety of assets, the e-book discusses the stresses and traces that relatives are subjected to, the dilemmas that they face, and the coping techniques that they've came across helpful.

  • Draws on a distinct breadth of fabric to demonstrate the dilemmas confronted via kin in dealing with an in depth relative's addictionContent:
    Chapter 1 we are going to Be There for Him (pages 1–8):
    Chapter 2 lengthy Day's trip into evening via Eugene O'Neill (pages 9–14):
    Chapter three difficult Love (pages 15–20):
    Chapter four other halves of Gamblers (pages 21–30):
    Chapter five The Tenant of Wildfell corridor via Anne Bronte (pages 31–37):
    Chapter 6 British Sikh better halves and Daughters face up to Men's consuming (pages 38–45):
    Chapter 7 Nil by means of Mouth (pages 46–51):
    Chapter eight being concerned for Drinkers in Aboriginal Australia (pages 52–64):
    Chapter nine A Prodigal Son (pages 65–74):
    Chapter 10 mom and dad of challenge Gamblers (pages 75–87):
    Chapter eleven the story of Caitlin Thomas (pages 88–102):
    Chapter 12 Dylan Thomas in the United States by way of John Malcolm Brinnin (pages 103–110):
    Chapter thirteen An Imaginary dialog (pages 111–123):
    Chapter 14 Father determine through Beverley Nichols (pages 124–130):
    Chapter 15 turning out to be Up with My mom via Virginia Ironside (pages 131–137):
    Chapter sixteen Mrs Sara Coleridge and neighbors (pages 138–152):
    Chapter 17 5 Husbands of better halves with consuming difficulties (pages 153–168):
    Chapter 18 A Chancer by means of James Kelman (pages 169–174):
    Chapter 19 turning out to be Up with mom and dad Who Drink Excessively (pages 175–184):
    Chapter 20 Baudelaire and His mom in Chains (pages 185–193):
    Chapter 21 Fever Pitch by means of Richard Brooks (pages 194–198):
    Chapter 22 I simply Had the Baby's Welfare at middle (pages 199–206):

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Jim Orford. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 31 P1: OTA/XYZ JWST080-c05 P2: ABC JWST080-Orford 32 June 10, 2011 13:19 Printer Name: Yet to Come Addiction Dilemmas we can learn something about family experiences in the face of excessive appetites. Reviewers at the time, mostly men, disliked the way in which the novel portrayed Arthur and his friends as infantile or depraved, and Anne’s sister Charlotte, according to Stevie Davies, ‘. . recoiled with hot pangs of shock from the account of ugly facts which brought to mind the shattering disintegration of their brother: “Wildfell Hall it hardly seems to me desirable to preserve”, she wrote betrayingly to her publisher.

He returned about three weeks ago, rather better in health, certainly, than before, but still worse in temper. And yet, perhaps, I am wrong: it is I that am less patient and forbearing. I am tired out with his injustice, his selfishness and hopeless depravity – I wish a milder word would do –; I am no angel and my corruption rises against it. August 20th, 1824 We are shaken down again to about our usual position. Arthur has returned to nearly his former condition and habits; and I have found it my wisest plan to shut my eyes against the past and future, as far as he at least is concerned, and live only for the present; to love him when I can; to smile (if possible) when he smiles, be cheerful when he is cheerful, and pleased when he is agreeable; and when he is not, to try to make him so – and if that won’t answer, to bear with him, to excuse him, and forgive him, as well as I can, and restrain my own evil passions from aggravating his, and yet, while I thus yield and minister to his more harmless propensities to self-indulgence, to do all in my power to save him from the worse.

The whole thing has affected her marriage badly. She threatened to leave on one occasion but now feels guilty about that, but still thinks she might be better away from him. She doesn’t see how she can ever trust him again. Sometimes she feels just like beating him up and at other times she feels she’s been taken for a fool. She’s tried many times to talk to him but he just won’t talk or else he denies everything. She went to her doctor and told him about it, but when he went to see the doctor he said she was lying and the doctor told him to go away and to try to talk together.

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