Ronni and Jennie are sisters who were not supposed to be friends. They grew up in a home with addiction, abuse, and mental illness, which generated dysfunctional dynamics that often pitted them against each other. Miraculously, they came together in adulthood to help each other heal. Now, they are telling their story to uplift others who came from homes like theirs, and to help them mend their own sibling relationships. They invite you to join them on their healing journey. Please feel free to share your own experiences, or ask questions, via their website: www.ronniandjennie.com
Recovery Check-In: Lessons Learned and Future Plans
Episode 20: Recovery Check-In: What We’ve Learned and What We Still Need to Do
In this season’s last episode, Ronni and Jennie reflect on how podcasting, and writing their first book together, have aided their recovery, and talk about what they want to work on next.
This week, Jennie’s youngest daughter is getting married. Milestones such as these, whether for us or our children, give us the opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come in our life’s journey, and where we still want to go.
Trauma, Recovery, and Our Loving Pets (Honoring Sammy)
For survivors of trauma, our pets are often lifelines—providing the unconditional love and support we needed from our families. This week, Ronni and Jennie talk about this important connection with our beloved pets.
What Grandparenting Has Taught Us About Parenting (and Our Own Recovery)
Ronni and Jennie reflect on how being grandparents, and watching their children parent, connects to their own recovery process.
Gaslighting, Triangular Communication, and Other Forms of Manipulation in Abusive Families
Dysfunctional families use multiple techniques to keep patterns of abuse hidden. Ronni and Jennie explore how these destructive dynamics operate.
Telling Good Stories
Even in abusive homes, there can be some good times . This week, Ronni and Jennie share some of the happy memories of their family that they hold.