Narcissists And Projection

Narcissists And Projection

Narcissists use various techniques to manipulate and control the people around them. Often these techniques start out as defense mechanisms for the child and then evolve into unhealthy, toxic, and even dangerous behavior as the child becomes an adult. A common...
Tips For Maintaining Independence In A Relationship

Tips For Maintaining Independence In A Relationship

It is very easy in the first few weeks and months of a new relationship to find excuses to spend time with this amazing new person. You may find that you duck out of meetings with friends and family and perhaps even forgo events that in the past would have been a...
Acting Instead of Reacting

Acting Instead of Reacting

As codependents, many of us grew up in households that were dysfunctional and traumatic. In order to cope, we developed survival skills that would carry us into adulthood. We continued to use those survival skills, even when it was plain for anyone to see they weren’t...
Detaching With Love

Detaching With Love

We all have people we are attached to. Some attachments are different than others – for instance, the attachment to our parents will be different than the attachment to our friends or partners. As love addicts and codependents, however, we often find ourselves too...
Perfection

Perfection

I want to talk about the topic of perfection. As codependents and love addicts, we have striven for perfection constantly, only to be disappointed when our expectations were not met. Whether it was someone else we were trying to impress or just ourselves, we were hard...
Dating Yourself

Dating Yourself

Over the past years, I’ve done a lot of soul-searching in my recovery from codependence. I did not have my own identity, and I didn’t even know what things I really liked to do, watch, or listen to. I’d like you to ask yourself, “When was the last time that I...

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