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Codependency

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
Bustle

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.

How Being an ACoA Impacts Our Adult Intimate Relationships

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Learning to use these triggered moments as growth moments can turn what could be a progressive disconnection into a progressive connection and a building of empathy and trust.

It's Never Too Late to Be Who You Might Have Been (Hope for Codependents)

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

You know you desperately want to be released from the shackles of self-doubt, self-loathing and fear. You, and only you, can make the determination to walk down a new path in life that will certainly bring you to happiness, serenity and improved self-esteem.

She Drives a Mercedes, He Rides a Harley: Why We Are Attracted to Opposite Personalities

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

Psychologically healthier people are attracted to a prospective partner because of their "magnetic" compatibility. Therefore, we must all strive to make our "human magnets" healthier.

Haulin' the Fridge: This Is What Happens When You Try to Fake Love

Cindy Zelman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Cindy Zelman

I'm sitting in an old truck, hauling a refrigerator -- olive-green, a throwaway from someone's basement, a 30-year-old refrigerator in the back of a 20-year-old truck. I'm sitting next to Jan, who's driving; we've been dating for three months, and already we're moving appliances together.

5 Unconscious Habits That Block Your Inner Peace

Pamela Dussault | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Pamela Dussault

There are many different ways to attain inner peace, tranquility and serenity. Practicing meditation, affirmations and breath work are a few good ones. However, sometimes hidden blockages exist that may prevent you from attaining that inner calm you seek.

Why I'm Grateful For My Narcissist Ex

Pauline Gaines | Posted 07.01.2013 | Divorce
Pauline Gaines

I can honestly say I am grateful for my narcissist ex.

Are You Tired of Taking Care of Everyone But Yourself?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Lee Carter

As we age, we may get tired of taking care of everyone else, and never getting our own needs met. Can we learn how to be different? Can we change?