Codependents Can be Manipulators. Categorizing Codependency – Active vs. Passive. Expert

A New Codependency Category: Active versus Passive Codependents. Codependency Sub-types Codependency is a problematic relationship orientation which involves the relinquishing of power and control to individuals who are either addicted or who have one of the three emotional manipulation personality disorders. In other words, codependents habitually find themselves in relationships with egotistic, self-centered, selfish, and/or […]

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Shame Excavation: Unearthing Toxic Shame

Shame Excavation: Unearthing Toxic Shame Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC “Like moss, shames grows in the dark. Vanquish it by bringing it into the light” Shame is inexorably tied to the question that many of us will eventually ask ourselves, “Are we a human doing or a human being?” In other words, is our value […]

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Your Halloween Costume May Reveal Your Shadow Side

This is a timely article by a Joyce Marter, a relationship expert.  Spoiler Alert: I am the “friend/ colleague”   Thanks Joyce for the unsolicited analysis.  Beware, I might return the favor:)  Your Halloween Costume May Reveal Your Shadow Side By JOYCE MARTER, LCPC  “A man’s alter ego is nothing more than his favorite image of himself.” […]

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The Trauma of Divorce: Healing & Empowering Strategies

The Trauma of Divorce: Healing & Empowering Strategies, an innovative training for mental health professionals The Trauma of Divorce: Healing & Empowering Strategies Michele Lowrance, national speaker and Judge, will be presenting her groundbreaking psychological observations and recommendations for mitigating the trauma of the divorce process, and the potential for parent-child alienation.  Michele shares her […]

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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 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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