Readers Say

“Finally! Someone who gets it!” — Ande C.

“You’re a very inspiring individual. Thank you for trying to show us the way back.”
–Dawn M.

“I hired Amy as my life coach. Not only do I have more than 17 years of sobriety, but I have attended a few of the best AA meetings in the U.S. and Europe! As a R.N., I specialized in child and adolescent psychiatry at a leading hospital on the West coast. Even with all of my combined experiences—including countless years of therapy—it’s refreshing to work with Amy Eden, who shares her gifted (and accurate!) insights into the human condition. Her wisdom, knowledge, and solutions as a life coach are supportive, motivating, and invaluable. Her blog is one thing—I’m very familiar with the content of her knowledge. But talking to her live is another experience. In our phone calls she communicates her observations in a personal way with an eloquence I haven’t experienced until now.” –Carol, R.N.

“I am up at 3 a.m. weeping over your site. I’ve been reading since I stumbled upon it at midnight. I have finally found the source of all my social woes in these pages of yours. I’m so grateful this has been so masterfully articulated. It is just what I needed to hear. I’m in my thirties and I’m just now able to start the work of learning how to (really) let people in.” –Nichole M.

“I love your website, it makes so many unconscious feelings clear, and reminds me that my troubled childhood still chases me through my adult years into middle age.” –Michael J

“Firstly I would like to thank you and congratulate you on an incredibly valuable and helpful website. It has truly been a godsend to me. I came upon your site several weeks ago and have been literally devouring the information ever since. At last I have finally found “what’s up” after a lifetime (I’m 58) of feeling different, disasterous relationships, divorce, and so many questions.” –Glenn M.

“I just stumbled upon your site rather recently, and I can’t say enough about how god I feel knowing I can always get some “grounding” when I open your pages.”
–Kelly S.

“I’ve never written to a blog author to thank them before. I look forward to your posts because they always seem to relate to my life and help me feel a little more normal. When Worthlessness Strikes and Troubleshooting Narcissism were both particularly enlightening for me. I’m not from an alcoholic family but had a controlling, abusive mother…I don’t have to explain it to you, you know!” –Judy V.

“Keep doing what you’re doing, it’s making an impact!” — Jaime M.

“I’m a pastor and I’m teaching a series on Fear. I found your post on Chaotic Upbringings and Fear of Losing Control through a Google search, and it was very helpful to me in understanding some of the dynamics behind that particular fear. It was the most insightful article I found on the web. It really helped me to connect with people’s experiences. So I wanted to thank you for helping me better help the people in my congregation to overcome their fears.” –Ross A

“I stumbled upon your website this evening, and I had no clue that I’d be having a ‘meeting with the mentor!” Thank you for your words and the gift of hope that springs from your website. After 23 years of living with ACOA issues, I am finally ready to make a change.” –Christopher S.

“Your thoughts have such a wonderful mix of honesty and humor. Although the topics you cover are very painful, you manage to make them less dismal and more hopeful than I would have thought possible.” –Jasmine S.

“I don’t comment very much, but I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how much I appreciate your blog. Often, I think “hey, I’m doing OK” and tend to….minimize the effects growing up as an ACOA has had on me. Then I find myself feeling ashamed or anxious and think “oh…right!” Your blog has always given me food for thought, and makes me feel less alone than a book or a meeting with a therapist ever would. Thank you.” –Erin M.