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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Excerpts from The Codependency Cure: Recovering from Self-Love Deficit Disorder Book Proposal

Excerpts from The Codependency Cure: Recovering from Self-Love Deficit Disorder Book Proposal Chapter 3: “CODEPENDENCY” NO MORE – THE SELF LOVE DEFICIT DISORDER STORY Discovery Phase V – Core Shame Pathological Loneliness At age 43, about two years after my humiliating second divorce, my life spiraled out of control and seemed be irrevocably reduced to […]

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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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“EMPATHS” ARE DIFFERENT FROM CODEPENDENTS

EMPATHS ARE DIFFERENT THAN CODEPENDENTS Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT Empaths Are Different from Codependents Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CACD, CSAT I have to be honest, I do not like when the term “empath” is used interchangeably with “codependent.” “Empath,” which has its origins in the spiritual and metaphysical world, was never intended to […]

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Self-Love Deficit Disorder: An Interview with Ross Rosenberg

WHO WE ARE WHAT WE DO WHY WE DO IT CONNECT BLOG Self-Love Deficit Disorder: An Interview with Ross Rosenberg, M.ED., LCPC, CADC, CSAT Written by Kristin Sunanta Walker on December 1, 2014. Posted in Authors, Behavioral / Mental Health Information, Codependency, Mental Health News Radio, MHNR,Narcissism, Self-Love Deficit Disorder CLICK HERE to view the […]

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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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FINALLY, AN UPDATED and SIMPLIFIED CODEPENDENCY DEFINITION. Codependency Redifined

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 & […]

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A Poem: Codependent Love. By Ross Rosenberg

Codependent Love Codependent love is illogical, transient and shapeless. It resists definition. Defies explanation. Good, bad, healthy, dysfunctional, long-term or fleeting. Here, there and nowhere It is just what it is. It is paradoxical. Pain beckoning hope. Sly like a fox. Pretending to be big, happy and permanent. It’s like a shiny new diamond Larger […]

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Codependency Anorexia: Are You Starving Yourself from Love

Codependency Anorexia: Are You Starving Yourself from Love? 10 Steps to Vulnerable but Healthy & Safe Love  After relationship trauma, some people shut down love. Ross Rosenberg outlines 10 steps for finding love that is vulnerable but also healthy and safe. Codependency Anorexia occurs when a codependent surrenders to their life-long relationship pattern to destructive […]

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The Codependent/Narcissist Dance: The Perfect Partnership. Revised Essay. Expert

The Codependent/Narcissist Dance: The Perfect Partnership Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC www.HumanMagnetSyndrome.com www.AdvancedClinicalTrainers.com Click Here to Download the Essay The inherently dysfunctional “codependency dance” requires two opposite but balanced partners: a pleasing, giving codependent and the needy controlling narcissist.  Like a champion dance partnership, the dancing roles are perfectly matched: the leader needs the follower, […]

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