Trauma Bonding, Codependency, and Narcissistic Abuse

Trauma Bonding, Codependency, and Narcissistic Abuse

After receiving support through psychotherapy or life coaching, people often find an explanation for behaviors they’ve been struggling with for their entire lives. For example, a codependent person may recognize that his or her relationships have similar...
How You Can Know You Are Being Gaslighted

How You Can Know You Are Being Gaslighted

How You Can Know You Are Being Gaslighted Download here Wake Up Recovery Member ExtraAccess 8 love addiction, codependency, and toxic relationship masterclasses plus access all 10 mindset modules including lessons on living with awareness and mindfulness, evolving...
What Does It Really Mean to Fix Someone in a Relationship?

What Does It Really Mean to Fix Someone in a Relationship?

Everyone likes a fun romantic comedy. Part of the stories’ strengths are that they follow a familiar pattern—there’s the first moment of attraction, a little sexy flirting, the promise of something more. Eventually,  there’s some kind of problem between the couple—a...
Why Codependents Use Denial as a Defense Mechanism

Why Codependents Use Denial as a Defense Mechanism

In many codependent relationships, addiction is part of the relationship. In Ramona M. Asher’s book “Women With Alcoholic Husbands: Ambivalence and the Trap of Codependency,” the issue of the interactive nature of the relationship, the effects of the...
Why Some People Attract Dysfunctional Relationships

Why Some People Attract Dysfunctional Relationships

Most of us tend to pick partners who reflect the vision we have of ourselves and our world. When you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. Compatibility and a sense of ease in a relationship come from having similar preferences, ideas, and values about things like...

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