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Do I have to Lose Me to Love You?

As codependents we lose ourselves in relationships, unaware that losing our Self is the greatest despair. When the relationship inevitably ...

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Discover Your True Authentic Self

Codependents often wonder what is normal. They feel insecure and wonder how others perceive them. Many tell me they don’t ...

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5 Red Flags and Blind Spots in Dating a Narcissist

People are easily charmed by a narcissist, especially codependents. Narcissists can be beguiling and charismatic. In fact, one study showed ...

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Why Romance Turns Toxic

To codependents, love is perhaps the highest ideal. Relationships give our lives meaning and purpose. They enliven and motivate us, ...

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Gaslighting 101: Signs, Symptoms, and Recovery

Gas lighting is a malicious and hidden form of mental and emotional abuse, designed to plant seeds of self-doubt and ...

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Narcissus and Echo: The Myth and Tragedy of Relationships with Narcissists

Narcissus and Echo were tragic Greek characters in a story told by the Roman poet Ovid in Metamorphoses. This poignant ...

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Narcissists are Codependent, too.

An article written by Written By: Darlene Lancer: Writers often distinguish narcissists and codependents as opposites, but surprisingly, though their outward behavior ...

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The Trauma of Children of Addicts and Alcoholics

An article written by Written By: Darlene Lancer: Living with an addict (including alcoholics) can feel like life in a war zone. ...

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6 Steps to Being Authentic

Authenticity reveals our humanity and allows us to connect with others. For most of us, shame and self-doubt has caused ...

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Marriage After Sobriety

When long-awaited sobriety finally arrives, partners expect their past relationship problems will disappear. Often, there is a “honeymoon” period when ...

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