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Co Dependency

We're All 'Codependent'

Amy Begel | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Begel

With some committed exploration--including the courage to look at oneself--a truer, livelier relationship can emerge. When we honor our mutual (voluntary) dependence based on alive, individual voices, with authentic expression of needs and desires, we give "co-dependence" the good name it deserves.

The Perfect Mother's Day Gift for New Mothers: A Crystal Ball

Suzanne Paschall | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Suzanne Paschall

I'm Skyping with my friend Marie the other day, and as we're solving the world's problems, the subject turns to the upcoming May 8 holiday celebrating moms. We're both moms of now-adult children, so it makes us a bit reflective on the subject.

I Found 'The One' But I'm Not Ready For Marriage

Rachael Yahne | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
Rachael Yahne

I'm approaching 30, and I've been dating him for over half a decade. We've lived in four cities together, and we share our home, our creative work and our dreams with each other. He's the one, and I plan to marry him. But not today. And even after all the progress we've made in the name of women's independence, I'm still shamed for it.

'And So I Prayed': My Letter (and Prayer) to My Teenagers

Carolyn Maul | Posted 01.15.2016 | Parents
Carolyn Maul

It is about being 21 years old and knowing that something HAD to change. And quick. It is about being 21 years old and having had too many close calls. It is about being too old for those short years.

Five Signs that You've Lost Yourself (and Your Integrity) in Your Relationship

Jenni Bevill | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women
Jenni Bevill

That's why I've put together this short list of signs to watch out for. If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, then you may be losing yourself in your relationship.

6 Ways to Forget Your Casanova (Shia LaBeouf Is One of Them!)

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 08.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Are you dating a Casanova? Casanova (via The Urban Dictionary): A smooth-talking charmer who has mastered the art of finding, meeting, attracting a...

How To Know If You're Codependent On Your Children

Posted 06.25.2016 | Dr. Phil

In the video above, Dr. Phil confronts a mom, Linda, who admits that she enables her 32-year-old drug-using son, pointing out that she meets this defi...

Drug-Addict Couple Breaks Up To Save Themselves

Posted 07.20.2015 | Dr. Phil

Paige and Brandon are both addicted to heroin and living in a motel where they shoot up up to six times a day. Watch their story here. Paige's pare...

It's Time to Stop Cooperating With Those Who Mistreat You

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

Here are five keys to help you unlock the power within to help you spot, stop, and release anyone or thing in your life that is toxic to your spirit. And to be brave enough to face it, fix it or at the very least get away from it.

No Longer Selling My Soul for Love

Edie Weinstein | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

I believed that unless I had an open-door policy, eventually no one would come knocking and I would be rendered lonely and isolated. I can laugh at that now, but back then, my "savior behavior" that had me believing that I needed to be spontaneously available to provide whatever was asked of me, as an insurance policy against abandonment.

Tap Dancing

Edie Weinstein | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

In April of 2013, I took a much delayed leap into a life changing experience. For many years, a long time friend had been inviting, beckoning, cajolin...

Would You Know If You Were in a Dysfunctional Relationship?

Deborah Hecker, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Hecker, Ph.D.

This is the basic recipe for a dysfunctional partnership.

Spiritual Colonic

Edie Weinstein | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

I wear many professional hats: journalist, author, therapist, speaker, minister, healer, radio show host social worker, PR goddess, reiki master and ...

I Never Got Why My Friends Ditched Me For Love... Until I Did It, Too

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 10.30.2012 | Women
Erin Joy Henry

Your friend's 993rd Match.com date finally clicks and you're left stripped of your best wing woman. All of a sudden, text messages from your friend take a day to get a response. What gives?

When You Fall, Who's There to Catch You?

Nikki Luongo | Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Nikki Luongo

Johnny Cash, in the beginning of his relationship with June Carter, the love of his life, wrote a song that they share, which became an anthem for the...

Breaking My Pattern Of Victimization, Violent Relationships, And Domestic Abuse

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

I've written about how the pressure to live up to my mother's expectations led me to struggle with suicide after I came out. What I have not talked about is the link I see between the overzealous reprimands I received as a child and my adult choices of violent, co-dependent partners.

When It's Okay To Walk Away

Terrell Harris Dougan | Posted 12.10.2011 | Women
Terrell Harris Dougan

One of my most outstanding self-defeating patterns is the urge to fix everything for everybody.

Compulsive Shopping - The Closeted Addiction

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

You've heard the term before. "Shopaholic." The reference is usually to someone always on the hunt for a new item, a bargain, or the quest to have th...