Self-affirming actions can be challenging for codependents, because they have an external locus-of-control.
This is a letter I wrote to my ex-husband on the day we received our divorce decree.
Their inflated self-flattery, perfectionism, and arrogance are merely covers for the self-loathing they don’t admit–usually even to themselves.
If we grew up in a troubled environment, we might confuse our pain with love. Although relationships have disappointments and conflicts, love isn’t supposed to be painful and hurt so much.
The best insurance against jealousy and envy are to increase your self-esteem.
No matter how in love a couple is, they each need to have a separate life in addition to their shared life, in order to feel whole and healthy.
As the feminine empowers and liberates herself, the masculine embarks on his own separate journey, sometimes seemingly against his will. But in the end, we are liberated, together, as One. And this is ultimately the will, the desire, of All.
Sometimes we must forgive ourselves before we’re ready to forgive someone else.
Two people come together to add value to each other’s lives.
A narcissistic mother who cannot empathize damages her children’s healthy psychological development.
Many codependents do fine on their own, but once in a relationship, the stages of codependency take hold.
Finding love after a breakup is hard to do; finding love after a narcissist can be even harder. Regain your sense of self and trust with these helpful steps.
Darren Williger pulls the cover off emotional blackmail—an insidious manipulation tactic in relationships that can be difficult to detect.
For partners stuck in dysfunctional relationships, Thomas Fiffer offers a roadmap for getting out.