Top Post Of 2020: Emotional Incest And The Golden Child

2020 was a year to forget and anything that could help us get through was welcome. Before the pandemic, however, we had other things on our minds as the post below shows. Of all the posts I published in 2020, the one below was the most popular...

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A New Year. New Codependency Issues, New Approaches

I read an article recently about happiness written by a journalist who works for the Times in London. He was commenting about a book he was reading, given to him at Christmas, about how to find happiness. The title doesn't really matter...

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How To Give Yourself The Gift Of Boundaries

What exactly is a boundary when it comes to relationships? Simply put, a boundary is a limit or space between you and the other person, a clear place where you begin and the other person ends. Think of it as a fence in your backyard...

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Conflict Management Is A Foundation of Love

It is my own personal experience, and that of clients, that whoever you choose to have a relationship with, there will be conflict and a lot of it. The paradox to our usual thinking is that the more intense and close a relationship is...

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Codependency Stories: Substance Abuse

Continuing our popular stories on real codependents, today we meet A who has been involved with an alcoholic for two years. R, her partner, has been in recovery for a year but the relationship is rocky as he goes through the steps needed to be sober and become...

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