The History of the Term, “Codependency”

The History of the Term, “Codependency” Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC To quote William Shakespeare, “What’s in a name?”  Well, Mr. Shakespeare, in the mental health field, quite a bit!  Correctly labeling mental health disorders is powerfully important to the person in their pursuit of seeking help to overcome their problems. Even with the potential […]

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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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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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Smiling Skeletons. A Poem About Healing and Transformation by Ross Rosenberg

Smiling Skeletons (A Poem about Healing and Transformation) By Ross Rosenberg Walking down the usual paths in my life, without a thought, without a plan, I unexpectedly found myself mysteriously drawn toward the direction of my childhood home. This repository of childhood dreams, was barely recognizable and frighteningly familiar. Although ladened with bittersweet memories I […]

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