Boundaries and the Dance of the Codependent

Boundaries and the Dance of the Codependent

A very popular topic in codependency literature is the challenge that a codependent has in setting healthy boundaries. Let’s take a closer look at codependency, from an overview of the typical behaviors and the causes of those behaviors. Codependency is not a...
Saving The Holidays From A Narcissist

Saving The Holidays From A Narcissist

The holidays are a special time of year for most people. They are a time of friendship, of giving, of sharing, and of being around the people you love and those who love you. Unfortunately, what makes the holidays so special for most people makes them intolerable for...
The Pursuer-Distancer Relationship

The Pursuer-Distancer Relationship

The Pursuer-Distancer Relationship This type of relation is similar to the love addiction-love avoidance relationship. Learn how to let go of these unhealthy relationships for healthier ones. Wake Up Recovery Member Extra Access all 10 modules of the Wake Up Recovery...
Stop Seeking Validation from Others

Stop Seeking Validation from Others

It is reasonable for anyone to want their ideas, choices, achievements, or opinions validated by those around them. After all, what is the first thing we do as children when we accomplish something? We look to our parents for recognition (validation) that we did a...
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...

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