The Good-Parent Fantasy – Why Narcissists Need To Have Children

From The Human Magnet Syndrome’s  (2018) Chapter Eight: The Origins of Codependency  Like everything else in their lives, pathologically narcissistic adults need to be parents so they can feel good/better about themselves. Despite their public proclamations, everything is always about, for and because of themselves, and never the child. Having a child allows them to […]

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SMILING SKELETONS POEM by Ross Rosenberg. Healing from Childhood Trauma. Letting Go of the Past.

  This poem reflects a latter portion of a healing process that many codependents, or those with Self-Love Deficit Disorder, choose to take. It illustrates the very important psychological milestone when a Codependent or SLD (Self-Love Deficient) is ready to face-down their consciously forgotten childhood trauma (repressed memories),  in order to accept the sad and […]

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The Eight Stage Self-Love Deficit Disorder (Codependency) Treatment Model. Rosenberg Codendency & Narcissism Expert

This  is the model that I  will be writing about in my upcoming book, The Codependency Cure: Recovering from Self-Love Deficit Disorder.     Stage 1: Hitting Bottom (Introducing Hope) Stage 2: Human Magnet Syndrome Education: Breaking Free from the “Dance” Stage 3: Withdrawing from SLDD Addiction: Battling Pathological Loneliness Stage 4: Setting Boundaries in […]

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Stop Trying to Change the Malignant Narcissist (Why You Should Never Give A Narcissist My Book).

Stop Trying to Change the Malignant Narcissist Published on PsychCenral.com By Ross Rosenberg, MEd, LCPC, CACD, CSAT ~ 4 min read I am so grateful to the many people who have told me that my book The Human Magnet Syndrome was life-changing. Having such a positive impact on the human condition is my teenager “gonna […]

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DON’T USE MY BOOK TO FIGHT A NARCISSIST! You Will Lose, I Promise.

  DON’T USE MY BOOK TO FIGHT YOUR NARCISSIST!  You Will Lose, I Promise.  Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT I am so grateful to the many people who have told me that my book was life-changing.  Having such a positive impact on the human condition is my teenager “gonna change the world” dream come […]

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Why Opposites Attract: Introducing The Continuum of Self Theory

Why Opposites Attract: Introducing The Continuum of Self Theory Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT Originally appeared in Counseling Today at http://wp.me/p2BxKN-3Vv The most potent of love potions, “romantic chemistry,” draws lovers into a trance-like experience that results in a steamy dance of infatuation, intrigue and sexual desire. Romantic chemistry, or the “urgeto merge,” typically controls […]

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A Response to the Joanne Russell’s “Open Letter to Patrick Carnes, Stefanie Carnes and Robert Weiss… (and CSATs).”

A Response to the “Open Letter to Patrick Carnes, Stefanie Carnes and Robert Weiss…and CSATs” This is my response to the “An Open Letter to Patrick Carnes, Stefanie (misspelled in the article) Carnes and Rob Weiss…:   With regard to the sex addict and their partner, there ALWAYS is some element of relational dysfunction before […]

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Poem: On Becoming a Rose: The Journey to Self-Love

ON BECOMING A ROSE: THE JOURNEY TO SELF-LOVE  Inspired by Anaïs Nin.  “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” Breaking through to self-love is the most difficult journey for paralyzed and anxious rose bud people, whose roots are deeply […]

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Building Your Dream Home – The Importance of Self-Love

Building Your Dream Home – The Importance of Self-Love By Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anaïs Nin in a metaphorically dilapidated and dangerous home that fools us into believing it […]

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