Episode 36 finds Jess and Mary talking about addiction in romantic relationships. They share their personal stories and discuss the emotional, physical, and social effects of addiction.
-A few articles that relate to the discussion Jess and Mary have about recreating childhood trauma in adult relationships:
Compulsion to Recreate and Overcome Childhood Hurts (1960)
How Childhood Defenses Hurt Us As Adults (2013)
-Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet G. Woititz (The cover is lame but this is such an important book.)
-Each child in an alcoholic home takes on a different profile due to trauma. Mary’s husband is the lost child of an alcoholic, and you can read more about that here.
-Definition and details on the concept of a dry drunk.
-Theme song provided by The Easthills. "Expose Myself" can be found on their Death of a Salesman album.
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