Tag Archives: codependency

Loving and Enabling

I struggle with this both as a therapist and in my personal relationships. Having a codependent nature I worry about enabling others dysfunctional behavior. In fact, I attend a celebrate Recovery small group for men with codependent issues. I constantly … Continue reading

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Prisoners of “Love”?

In the four years that I’ve had my blog I’ve written about codependency 5 or 6 times. It’s one of my favorite topics. I am far more than a codependent, but that issue unfortunately occupies a big part of my … Continue reading

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Caregiver Fatigue and Codependency

This past week I attended a symposium titled “Aging and Addictions” at the Hanley Center in West Palm Beach. This is the fourth time I’ve attended a workshop at Hanley and they’ve all been very worthwhile. The presenters this week … Continue reading

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Waiting

Where the “once was” and “not yet” crash into one another is called “the present” and the present in my life seems to be characterized by an interminable waiting—the interface where God’s plan and my particular pathology happen to meet. … Continue reading

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Anger, Codependency, Depression and Control

I attend a Celebrate Recovery (CR) meeting on Thurs evenings. I’ve attended CR for four years and I’ve always gone to the men’s codependency small share group after the big meeting at both churches where I’ve attended CR. I had … Continue reading

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Codependents and Narcissists

Dear Codependent, It is no contest. The narcissists have an unconscious radar for you. They can sense your insecure presence in a crowded room like a shark can taste a drop of blood in a mile of open ocean. They can sniff you out like a hound … Continue reading

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Codepedency: The Persistent Pain

    In a sermon given around 15 years ago I heard my pastor, Dr. Joel Hunter, state what I believe to be the only valid definition of romantic love–love between a husband and wife–or for that matter even the agape love one has for … Continue reading

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