LOVE ADDICTION, CODEPENDENCY AND INTERNET DATING

LOVE ADDICTION, CODEPENDENCY AND INTERNET DATING Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC Author of the Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us For the love addict and codependent, Internet dating sites are the crack cocaine of romantic exploration.  Although the love addict consciously wants true and everlasting love, they are drawn to the […]

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The Will to Survive: Poem and Photo by Ross Rosenberg

The Will to Survive The old oak tree stands tall but crooked. It’s cracked, coarse, creviced surface. reflects the assault of the seasons The rain, heat and snow of seasons yonder grate at its surface with diamond sharp teeth. Digging in Leaving permanent marks. In defiance the tree stretches, Grows and moves skyward. Its roots […]

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Ongoing Thoughts About Shame. By Ross Rosenberg

I am in the process of writing more about the insidious and psychologically limiting/damaging affects of shame.  As  I come up with more inspired thoughts, I will add them to this blog entry. Ross SHAME Shame is inexorably tied to the question that many of us will eventually ask ourselves:  “Are we a human doing […]

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The “Golden Rule” of the Helping Professions. Moods Magazine Article by Ross Rosenberg

The “Golden Rule” of the Helping Professions.  Moods Magazine Article by Ross Rosenberg View the article on Moods Magazine’s Website Adapted from the book, The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt us By Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC It is a common belief within the mental health field that a psychotherapist’s competence […]

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The Song: What Makes A Narcissist Tick (A Comment on a Modern Plague)

The other day I received an email from a man who listened to one of my YouTube videos about Narcissism/Emotional Manipulation.  He described that his healing journey from a narcissistic partner included writing songs.  This song, captures the mental and emotional capacity of a narcissist.  It is sweetly honest and painful.  I really respect Mr. Payne for his […]

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My Favorite 12-Step Acronyms

CLASSIC 12-STEP ACRONYMS DENIAL = Don’t Even Notice I am Lying ANGER = Allowing yourself to Not Get Everything in Recovery BIG BOOK = Believing In God Beats Our Old Knowledge DETACH = Don’t Even Think About Changing Him/Her HALT = Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired TIME = Things I Must Earn LIFE = Living in […]

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Smiling Skeletons. A Poem About Healing and Transformation by Ross Rosenberg

Smiling Skeletons (A Poem about Healing and Transformation) By Ross Rosenberg Walking down the usual paths in my life, without a thought, without a plan, I unexpectedly found myself mysteriously drawn toward the direction of my childhood home. This repository of childhood dreams, was barely recognizable and frighteningly familiar. Although ladened with bittersweet memories I […]

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When Today is Yesterday – PTSD

When Today is Yesterday (PTSD) Time moves forward predictably and with precision. Tomorrow can’t be stopped But in the blink of an eye today becomes yesterday Memories once encased in leaden vaults — Formerly sunk to the bottom of a murky abyss. Springing forward into action Releasing the electric charge of the long forgotten moment. […]

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