“Abandonment is at the core of addictions. Abandonment causes deep shame. Abandonment by betrayal is worse than mindless neglect. Betrayal is purposeful and self-serving. If
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“Yet I also recognize this: Even if everyone in the world were to accept me and my illness and validate my pain, unless I can
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Overcoming the codependency/narcissist dynamic The narcissist needs to uphold the “false self” at all times. They must be seen to be charming, strong-minded and accomplished
Detrimental Decisions Growing up, a lot of us don’t really focus on the concept of choosing our friends or those around us we consider “family”.
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QUICK CHECKLIST FOR YOUR CURRENT RECOVERY LIFE Addiction recovery means living with structure Is gratitude the foundation for your life? Do you have a support
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“Playing the victim or being overly responsible allows the adult child to avoid focusing on himself or herself.. Both roles are saturated with codependent avoidance
I was one of the lucky ones. Having started my addiction recovery journey in Nov. 1976, I discovered Melody Beattie and codependency in 1986. Being
“The greatest damage done by neglect, trauma or emotional loss is not the immediate pain they inflict but the long-term distortions they induce in the
“I am continuously struck by how frequently the various thought processes of the inner critic trigger overwhelming emotional flashbacks. This is because the PTSD-derived inner
“Symptoms of illness and distress, plus your feelings about them, can be viewed as messengers coming to tell you something important about your body or
You cannot make a long-term change in behaviors without addressing the beliefs that underlie them… Most humans try to change things by focusing on behaviors.
“As I faced each tragedy in my life, I learned to reach into the depth of my soul for strength and determination. Through this