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Building Your Dream Home – The Importance of Self-Love

Recovery from Self-Love Deficit Disorder/codependency cannot be rushed.  Many of us have lived in or currently live in a metaphorically dilapidated and dangerous home that fools us into believing it protects us from the risk of harm and danger. As...
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Codependency: Don’t Dance!

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 and vice versa....
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Codependent Parental Neglect

Written by Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADCSelf-Love Recovery Institute – President/CEOPsychotherapist, Educator, Author, Expert Witness The aim of this article is to neither shame nor blame codependent parents who participate in their family’s dysfunction but rather to provide codependency recovery-specific information as...
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Taking the Joke Out of Codependency

Written by Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADCSelf-Love Recovery Institute – President/CEOPsychotherapist, Educator, Author, Expert Witness The following content is derived from “The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Codependent Narcissist Trap” (2022) WHEN YOUR DISORDER IS A JOKE“What’s in a name?”...
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THE CRUSHING DOUBLE BIND

Written by Ross Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC. Self-Love Recovery Institute – President/CEOPsychotherapist, Educator, Author, Expert Witness So many people suffering from Self-Love Deficit Disorder (codependency) dream of what it would be like to experience personal and emotional freedom. Freedom that has...
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Adult Children of Alcoholics & Codependency

Similarities & Differences Because many people confuse codependency / Self-Love Deficit Disorder with Adult Children of Alcoholics, Ross created this video to straighten things out. In it he explains the differences between ACOA (ACA’s) and SLD’s (Codependents). As much...
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The Catch-22 of Gaslighting: Making the Effect the Cause

The song by The White Stripes, Effect and Cause, painfully illustrates the catch-22 trap that Pathological Narcissists ensnare their Self-Love Deficient/SLD (codependent) victims in.  In this song, the person tries to hold the gaslighter accountable, but he (or she)...
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Positive Affirmations to Heal

By Ross Rosenberg, Self-Love Recovery Institute Meaningful self-love and positive affirmations to help you heal your unconscious belief systems. Affirmations to read, practice and meditate. Look in the Mirror and say: “The reflection I see is 100% true; it...
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Codependency Anorexia—Starving Oneself of Love

Excerpt from Chapter 7 from “The Human Magnet Syndrome:The Codependent Narcissist Trap (2018).” Codependency anorexia occurs when a codependent surrenders to their lifelong relationship pattern with destructive pathological narcissists. The codependent often transitions to codependency anorexia when they hit bottom and...
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Self-Love Recovery Treatment

The Ten Stages Model of Self-Love Recovery Treatment The following is a condensed introduction of each of the ten stages in my Self-Love Recovery Model. The length of time to complete the Ten Stage Self-Love Recovery Treatment process is...
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