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Energetic Co-Dependency Is a Real Thing

Candace van Dell | Posted 11.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Candace van Dell

Spiritual Coach Candace Van Dell talks about the double edged sword many of us deal with who are really sensitive! We are intuitive about what we ...

Why I Question My Marriage Regularly

Melanie Höglind | Posted 10.27.2015 | Weddings
Melanie Höglind

Though it seems completely counterintuitive, regularly questioning my marriage actually keeps me even more committed to it.

Are You a Taker or a Caretaker in Your Relationships?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

As most of us know, relationships can be challenging! We tend to bring all our baggage from our childhood into our primary relationships and create a ...

Is it Mandatory to Like You?

Linnea Molander | Posted 07.09.2015 | Women
Linnea Molander

Are you navigating though life by trying to figure out what everybody else thinks, wants and likes, in order to do, be and give that to them so they'll like you? This is very common, but certainly not unproblematic. Here are a few reasons why.

Frequent Cause of Divorce: The Wimpy Guy

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 07.07.2015 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

A client recently called and asked for an urgent appointment alone. She and her husband have been seeing me primarily because of one potentially relationship-ending issue: "I'm sick and tired of being with a wimp!" she said.

The Most Important 5-Minute Read of Your Life

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 06.18.2015 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

If I could do anything to help the state of American mental health, it would be that we'd all be educated thoroughly about codependence ... what it is, what it isn't, and the absolute necessity of learning how to recover from it.

Are You Vitamin L (Love) Deficient? 10 Steps to Solve It

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

Only with an understanding of Vitamin L Deficiency Disorder can one proceed with the appropriate treatment of it. It is this author's opinion that vitamin love deficiency can be successfully treated with trauma-based psychotherapy treatment strategies.

I'm the Weirdest Codependent in the World

Anna David | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna David

Over the past few weeks, I've listened to a trainer pontificate on adoption, a tarot card reader lecture about treating bacterial infections and a gyn...

3 Ways to Start Taking Care of Yourself When You're Codependent

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

For those of us who have tendencies toward codependency, learning to stop focusing so much on other people and start to focus more on yourself can be very difficult and damaging. Here are three ways to start taking care of yourself when you're codependent...

Transform Love Addiction Into Pure Love

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

However, the reality is that when we use the fuel of this love that we've gained through out connection with another and use it to fuel our own inner desires, we then help ourselves, our relationship, and all those around us. We help all that is around us when we say yes to the calling that is within us.

NBC and Brian Williams Put Codependent Relationship on Hold

Kevin Price | Posted 04.11.2015 | Media
Kevin Price

After a decade long love affair, NBC and Brian Williams have decided to take a break. At least for the time being. It seems like just yesterday, or at least in mid December, that NBC finalized a contract that would allow a decade long love affair to continue for years to come.

A Vulnerable Post About My Love Life

Christine Gutierrez | Posted 03.01.2015 | Women
Christine Gutierrez

If you've been following me on Instagram and Facebook (if you haven't, get your tush over!), you have probably seen me talk a lot about fierce love a...

What I Have Learned About Letting Go

Christine Gutierrez | Posted 02.07.2015 | Women
Christine Gutierrez

It's important to not set up false expectations on life, because then you set yourself up for unrealistic expectations, get discouraged and give up.

Codependency, the Power of No and the Power of Yes

Heather Martin | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Heather Martin

You may think I am exaggerating, but saying no has a huge amount of power in it. The flip side of saying no to others is that you get to say yes to someone who is really important.. You.

3 Ways to Attract Healthy Love Into Your Life

Christine Gutierrez | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Christine Gutierrez

You deserve to be treated with love, honor, and respect. Never settle for less and continue walking toward actions that lead you closer and closer to healthy love.

The Shadow Demeter Complex: A Deeper Look at Codependency

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Demeter and Persephone, Asia Minor, 100 BCE The term codependency comes out of the recovery movement with the reliably frequent observation that ...

Depression Is No Laughing Matter

Nicole Luongo | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Luongo

The world is in shock over Robin Williams' death. It's hard to believe he committed suicide. Or, is it? The brilliant actor and comedian candidly disc...

Fatty Cat and Me: A Codependent Relationship

Parri Sontag | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
Parri Sontag

I have two cats. One's a bag of bones and the other's obese. I love them both, but there's a special place in my heart for the fat one. We understand each other.

Resist the Rescue!

Nora T. Akins | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Some managers, especially those new to the role believe they need to know everything. They see themselves as the answer-man or the go-to-person. This thinking unnecessarily reduces one's confidence and works against the role of manager, coach or leader.

Clearing Up Codependency

Tara Fass | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Fass

Los Angeles therapist, Rose Grakal, M.A., MFT, and I had an interesting discussion about codependency. What is it? More importantly, what to do, if yo...

I've Always Had a Boyfriend and It Isn't Always That Great

Bustle | Posted 04.10.2014 | Women

Being a boyfriend girl is astronomically different from being a girl who just so happens to have a boyfriend. Instead of walking around feeling unfailingly awesome about being in a relationship, I spend a lot of time brooding over why I can't seem to exist outside one

Chemistry and Attraction: When It's Healthy and When It's Not

Joyce Marter | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

When individuals with healthy emotional backgrounds meet, the irresistible "love force" creates a sustainable, reciprocal and stable relationship. C...

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...

We Need Each Other

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

When you decide to learn how to love yourself, you definitely need others to help you with this. We need others to reflect us back to ourselves so that we can see how we may be abandoning ourselves rather than loving ourselves.

Love Addiction, Codependency and Internet Dating

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

Here is the story of a love addict named Jake and a codependent named Melissa. Like so many codependent/love addict relationships, they were oblivious to their psychological afflictions. They felt like "regular" people who just wanted the all-American dream of true love.