A Primer on Codependency

A Primer on Codependency

The first discussions and research into codependency were completed with spouses of alcoholics. In fact, many researchers see the early concept of codependency in the work of psychoanalyst Karen Horney, who practiced psychotherapy in the United States from 1932 until...
The Power of Transforming Fear Into Faith

The Power of Transforming Fear Into Faith

One morning when I woke up I noticed an associate of mine had recently landed a part in a reality television show that was focused on health and well-being. Her role is to help her clients look at what the issues are underneath their inability to take care of...
What Happens After the Breakup

What Happens After the Breakup

Love hurts. Sometimes it hurts a lot. However you got here—whether your partner broke up with you, or you decided to break it off—grief is a process you have to work through. Take the time to work all the way through it and you’ll come out the other side stronger and...
Becoming Comfortable with Being Single

Becoming Comfortable with Being Single

In society today, as it has been for decades, single men are often viewed differently than single women. Men who remain single are seen as freewheeling bachelors who don’t want to be tied down too quickly, while all too often women are still stuck with the spinster...
6 Signs You’re Dating A Narcissist

6 Signs You’re Dating A Narcissist

Have you ever met someone who couldn’t stop talking about themselves? Chances are all of their conversations revolved around how superior they were compared to everyone at their work, in their family, or in their group of friends. And no matter what the subject matter...
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...

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