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...
When Not Letting Go Turns Into Desperation

When Not Letting Go Turns Into Desperation

When Not Letting Go Turns Into Desperation Download here Wake Up Recovery Member Extra Access all 10 modules of the Wake Up Recovery program from your WUR Member Dashboard – including lessons on living with awareness and mindfulness, evolving your perceptions, and...
Why Codependents Stay In Damaging Relationships

Why Codependents Stay In Damaging Relationships

Most people have at least one person in their life who seems to be in the same horrible, dead-end relationship over and over again, but the partner seems to change. Upon a closer look, it is as if the individual is attracted to only one personality type and one that...
Who is Your Inner Child?

Who is Your Inner Child?

Who is Your Inner Child and How Does It Affect Codependency and Toxic Relationships?Your inner child is the playful you that existed before you were parentified by growing up in a home that was unsafe either by abandonment, neglect, abuse, or growing up with parents...

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