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Codependence

Codependency, Don't Dance!

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

The inherently dysfunctional "codependency dance" requires two opposite but distinctly balanced partners: the pleaser/fixer (codependent) and the take...

How To Make Sure You Never Get Cheated On Again

Virginia Gilbert, MFT | Posted 02.16.2013 | Divorce
Virginia Gilbert, MFT

Women who grew up as targets of abuse -- physical, sexual, or psychological -- or abandonment, or who witnessed sexual betrayal in their parents' marriages, tend to be drawn to partners who will re-enact the betrayal of their childhood.

Why You Shouldn’t Split Up With Your Sex Addict Spouse

Virginia Gilbert, MFT | Posted 08.22.2012 | Divorce
Virginia Gilbert, MFT

The discovery of a partner's sexual compulsivity is a wake-up call. If both partners are committed to recovery, the marriage could actually be transformed into a real union marked by genuine intimacy and integrity.

Treating Codependence: Q&A With Author Melody Beattie

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 06.14.2011 | Home
Martha Rosenberg

In her new "Codependent No More Workbook," Beattie says that codependence recovery means being kinder to yourself, learning how to trust your instincts and speaking up for your needs.

Want to Change Your Love Life in 2011? Get Happy!

Kira Sabin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kira Sabin

Quick question. Are you happy? That's right, I am talking to you. You know, the one half of any relationship you create and the only part you can control: You.

Communicating With An Addict: Hitting The Pause Button

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

When you stay neutral, you turn the decision over to the addict; you are empowering them with their own choice, and at the same time empowering yourself with a commitment to neutrality.

Codependency Pt 2: An Incomplete Sense of Self

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

When the attachment with a parent is fraught with fear, the child can become overly preoccupied with getting it right for the parent rather than for themselves.

Tasmanian Michael Goes to Bermuda: How Recovery Came and Found Me (Again)

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

If there's anything I hate about recovery it's all the aphorisms that are bound up with it. I didn't want to hear another pithy saying. All I wanted was some iota of hope for the future.