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...
Love Addiction Or An Excuse For Bad Behavior?

Love Addiction Or An Excuse For Bad Behavior?

For many people the concept of a love addiction seems more like a “made-up” diagnosis to attempt to make excuses for bad choices and bad behavior. After all there is no chemical dependency or physical signs of the addiction. But, if you stop and think about it,...
Visualizing Success In Everyday Life

Visualizing Success In Everyday Life

When people talk about visualization strategies it is often in the framework of seeing yourself as you want to be when you are at your goal. This is certainly important as one part of the visualization process since if you don’t know where you are then you won’t know...
Is Gossip Ruining Your Relationships?

Is Gossip Ruining Your Relationships?

If you talk to a therapist, counselor or addiction specialist you will not find a specific category of diagnosis for people that constantly gossip. However, there is no doubt that some people have an addition to spreading misinformation, private information or even...

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