The Dance Metaphor – Codependent and Narcissist

To date, the words “dance” and “dancing” are the most significant and life-changing metaphor I have created. It explains the automatic and repeated attraction patterns occurring between codependent and narcissistic romantic partners. This simplistic but profound metaphor, eventually inspired the creation of a 6-hour professional training, which would be the backbone for the first edition […]

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On Becoming (On Self-Love Recovery)

ON BECOMING As you move forward in self-love recovery, you will discover self-love in small, gradual steps forward. You are the accumulation of your new self. You are the becoming of self-love abundance. Ross Rosenberg, 2017 www.SelfLoveRecovery.com        

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SMILING SKELETONS POEM by Ross Rosenberg. Healing from Childhood Trauma. Letting Go of the Past.

  This poem reflects a latter portion of a healing process that many codependents, or those with Self-Love Deficit Disorder, choose to take. It illustrates the very important psychological milestone when a Codependent or SLD (Self-Love Deficient) is ready to face-down their consciously forgotten childhood trauma (repressed memories),  in order to accept the sad and […]

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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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Poem: On Becoming a Rose: The Journey to Self-Love

ON BECOMING A ROSE: THE JOURNEY TO SELF-LOVE  Inspired by Anaïs Nin.  “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” Breaking through to self-love is the most difficult journey for paralyzed and anxious rose bud people, whose roots are deeply […]

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Building Your Dream Home – The Importance of Self-Love

Building Your Dream Home – The Importance of Self-Love By Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anaïs Nin in a metaphorically dilapidated and dangerous home that fools us into believing it […]

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Invisible Trauma and Paleotherapy. 11 Tips to Heal

Paleotherapy and Invisible Trauma.  11 Tips to Heal By Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT When treating trauma victims (and trauma survivors), I conceptualize trauma as a metaphorical invisible wound that is shamefully hidden from others.  Many trauma victims hold onto the irrational belief that, by telling someone their story, they would be taking an […]

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