An Unmentionable Topic
Emotional Incest is the Covert non-sexual relationship that exists when a child becomes their parent’s emotional support and thus a surrogate spouse. “I don’t know how I would live without you” to a child, then means the child has a ‘case load’ to deal with. These children then lose their childhood and become adult children. Often the parents are Alcoholics, so that leads to ACA or ACoA, Adult Children of Alcoholics. There are support groups for ACA’s. Here is a link to : ACoA
And many find that they have to have their “happy childhood” when they are 30 years old, and up!!
REMEMBER : It’s never too late for a happy childhood!
Jim Gordon, Ph.D, MFT Beverly Hills Counseling / 204 S. Beverly Dr, #116 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 310-271-3784 / BHCounseling@gmail.com