The Six Stages of Self-Love Deficit Disorder (Codependency) Recovery

This is an updated version of the Five Stage Model on the same subject.  The Six Stages of Self-Love Deficit Disorder (codependency) Recovery will be an organizing construct/paradigm in my upcoming book, The Codependency Cure: Recovering from Self-Love Deficit Disorder. Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT © 2016 Clinical Care Consultants Owner Advanced Clinical Trainers Owner […]

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The Goose Allegory: When Leaving Saves Your Life, But Breaks Your Heart

The Goose Allegory: When Leaving Saves Your Life, But Breaks Your Heart Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT I first came across this allegorical story about self-love, courage and risk 28 years ago when I began my psychotherapy career in Boone, Iowa.  The story is a chapter from John and Linda Friel’s 1988 book, “Adult […]

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Codependents Also Hurt Their Children

CODEPENDENTS ALSO HURT THEIR CHILDREN Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT Although the codependent parent is harmed by their narcissistic partner, their codependency should not be considered a valid excuse for not protecting their children. Even with the all-powerful Human Magnet Syndrome, the adult codependent parent, like all other adult parents, carries the responsibility to care […]

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Why Internet Dating Apps Have It All Wrong. The Truth Behind “Chemistry”

Why Internet Dating Apps Have It All Wrong Ross Rosenberg reveals the hidden truth behind relationship chemistry Have you been working on your online dating profile? Posing for the perfect selfie? Finding the exact right words to describe your wonderful self? Sadly, and unfortunately, all of the effort in choosing the best photographs, writing one’s […]

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March 11 Seminar – The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us. Macomb IL

WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING ASSOCIATION ILLINOIS COUNSELING ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION ARE SPONSORING: THE HUMAN MAGNET SYNDROME: WHY WE LOVE PEOPLE WHO HURT US PRESENTED BY: ROSS ROSENBERG, M.ED., LCPC, CADC, CSAT FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016 8:45 am – 4:00 pm Spoon River College Outreach Center This training, based on Rosenberg’s International best-seller, The Human Magnet Syndrome: […]

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Malignant Narcissism (from The Human Magnet Syndrome 2013)

Malignant Narcissism (from Rosenberg’s Human Magnet Syndrome Book 2013) Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT In 1984, Dr. Otto Kernberg, a Cornell University psychoanalyst, coined the diagnostic term “malignant narcissism.” Kernberg believed that there is a narcissism continuum, with NPD at the low end, and malignant narcissism with psychopathic features at the high end. Malignant narcissism […]

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Narcissists Can Love – But Run! Understanding Narcissistic Codependent Love

 Narcissists Can Love – But Run! Understanding Narcissistic Love Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT Considering Narcissists have hurt and damaged the lives of so many people, it makes a great deal of sense why there is a proliferation of information, advice, articles and books on the subject of narcissism.  There seems to be a […]

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Understanding Why Opposites Attract: The Internet Dating Edge. Match.com Consultant Helen Fisher

Understanding Why Opposites Attract: The Internet Dating Edge           This expert panel discusses why caregivers and care needers are automatically attracted to each other. This dynamic is crucial to understand when seeking a perfectly matched online partner, i.e. through Match.com or Eharmony.com. In extremes, why codependents and pathological narcissists complete the […]

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The “Surgeon General’s” Warning for Codependency Recovery. The Codependency Cure Book Excerpt.

The “Surgeon General’s” Warning for Codependency Recovery. By Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT From the Upcoming Book, The Codependency Cure: Breaking Free From Narcissists Codependency recovery has the capacity to change your life.  My writings and YouTube videos are intended to inspire, motivate and guide you on a journey to solve and overcome the […]

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Why Do Opposites Attract? Codependents & Narcissists. Continuum of Self Theory (of the Human Magnet Syndrome)

EXPLAINING WHY OPPOSITES ATTRACT by Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT Click Here for the Original Article on Counseling Today’s Website         The most potent of love potions, “romantic chemistry,” draws lovers into a trancelike experience that results in a steamy dance of infatuation, intrigue and sexual desire. Romantic chemistry, or the […]

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