Sometimes we must forgive ourselves before we’re ready to forgive someone else.
Becoming empowered and leaving victimhood behind is difficult and extremely hard to do on our own.
We each have intrinsic value, not based on how we perform or what we do or give.
Healing a relationship begins with you — your feelings and attitudes. Sometimes working on yourself is all it takes. That doesn’t imply that your parents will change, but you will.
You cannot change another person, but changing your behavior will change the relationship.
Although we may consider ourselves honest, few of us reveal all our negative thoughts and feelings about people we are close to. It requires the courage to be vulnerable and authentic.
Managing our anger is essential to success in work and relationships.
Many codependents are perfectionists. In their mind, they must be perfect, because the alternative is that they will “look bad” in some way or feel like a failure.
Authenticity and intimacy require courage. Each move we make toward authenticity risks exposure, criticism, and rejection, but facing those risks also affirms our real self.
In new sobriety, couples don’t really know how to talk to one another. It’s a rocky transition in the marriage or relationship that presents many challenges.
When we react, we permit our insides to be taken over by someone or something outside of us. There’s no filter or boundary.
Change begins in the mind, but is manifested and amplified by our actions. How we behave can change our thoughts and feelings.
Toxic relationships are like poison. Though painful, they can be hard to leave.
A narcissistic mother who cannot empathize damages her children’s healthy psychological development.
When you listen to your inner voice, how do you know if it is friend or foe?
Many codependents do fine on their own, but once in a relationship, the stages of codependency take hold.