On our healing journey, sometimes we hit potholes in the road. Such surprises may cause us to temporarily lose control of our “vehicle.” In an adrenaline filled moment of terror, we contemplate the end. Because of our newfound healing instinct, we tightly grab hold of the “wheel” and muscle our car back on to […]
Codependency Categories: Active, Passive & Anorexic Codependents Excerpts from Ross Rosenberg’s book, The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us. Active and Passive Codependency As a direct result of the codependents questioning themselves about being a narcissist, I categorized codependency into two sub-types: passive and active. Although all codependents are habitually and instinctively attracted […]
“CODEPENDENCY” NO MORE! HOW TO RECOVER FROM SELF-LOVE DEFICIT DISORDER Ross Rosenberg has pioneered 15 principles that help his patients resolve their painful dysfunctional relationships patterns.Have you been stuck in multiple relationships that bring mostly conflict and almost no joy? If this is your pattern, you may be suffering from what Ross Rosenberg calls […]
Codependency No More! Introducing Self-Love Deficit Disorder Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT 10/28/15 SELF-LOVE DEFICIT DISORDER – SLDD “Codependency” is an outdated term that connotes weakness and emotional fragility, both of which are far from the truth. The new term should recognize the problem with which all codependents struggle: a deficiency of self-love. […]
FINALLY, AN UPDATED and SIMPLIFIED CODEPENDENCY DEFINITION Regrettably, the term “codependency” has been overused, misused & often misunderstood. It has become a caricature of its original meaning. To the general public, the term now implies that a person is weak, needy, clingy & even emotionally sick. Like the term “dysfunctional,” it has been lazily & […]
A Publication of the American Counseling Association Most-read posts of 2014 at Counseling Today Online CT Online’s most-read articles posted in 2014: As we flip the calendar forward to January, we’re taking some time to reflect on the more than 150 articles that were posted at CT Online in 2014. From a remembrance of […]
I created this for our upcoming April 25 training with Joyce Marter, LCPC Psychotherapist, Author & Speaker and Michele Lowrance. The Trauma of Divorce: Healing and Empowering Strategies. My portion of the training is entitled: “Reversing the Human Magnet Syndrome: Breaking Free From a Toxic Marriage” More info about the training: http://goo.gl/dasxRp
My latest video on codependency, 4 Stages of Codependency Recovery, outlines steps of the recovery process.