We often neglect the greatest relationship we can ever have, with ourselves.
The idea of separating from your partner is, for many people an emotional choice. Logic very rarely plays a role, even sometimes in the face of infidelity or abuse. Much of this could be that many people are addicted to the early phases of a relationship (a neurological and biological process that changes the brain’s chemistry) and are forever hopeful that that person will return...
Mistakes, luckily for me, have always brought with them a chance to learn something about myself and the way I operate.
Many theorists when talking about how we think have worked on the premise that our mind and personality is unitary.
My ongoing road to manage codependency continues. While hiking, I reflected on events and my codependent thinking. This podcast is the result of that reflection, looking at it through the lens of systems thinking.
Anyone who has codependent traits need to test their motives continually as to why they are doing what they do. Many don’t and continue to live with the idea that they are being slighted and victimized.
That is the person who could turn out to be "the one" or not. You certainly won't know when the relationship is young but asking the right questions will certainly give an indication.
Group therapy is often defined by stereotypes taken from television programmes, especially in the US, depicting recovering alcoholics starting the process by stating “My name is… I am an alcoholic”.
Listen as Dr Jenner describes the origin and impact of self-talk and what you can do to change your outlook.
It may seem a tall order with all that avoidance going on but try it, it cant be worse than the alternative.