Category: RELATIONSHIPS

Codependency: Why Emotional Manipulators Seem An Attractive Option

There is a mass of literature available on narcissism and codependency and a quick search on the internet will reveal hundreds of websites. It has become very fashionable to label a kind of self-centered behavior as narcissism and the “victim” as codependent. While there are truly many cases of this kind of emotional abuse, one…

How Listening Skills Make The Difference

As a therapist, I do a lot of couples therapy. That means I deal frequently with warring, dysfunctional relationships in most cases. Most people enter couples therapy as a last resort to save their marriage or relationship. Some expect me to tell them what to do. Others are surprised when I tell them it is…

Codependency: How This Thinking Will Affect Your Decision Making

I have written a lot in the last few weeks about people being stuck. Stuck in relationships, in a rut or stuck generally. For codependents, this feeling is made worse by their general thinking patterns and the fear of loss and being alone. However, in my work with clients generally and codependents especially, I have…

E17 The Love Hangover: Why Codependents Get Stuck (Podcast With Dr. Nicholas Jenner)

As a codependent, it is tough to end a toxic relationship. However, many codependents falter while dealing with the aftermath and being alone. Learn how you can navigate yourself through this process.   Blogposts and videos mentioned in this podcast are available here: – (Blogpost) Codependency: getting what you truly want is scary: https://freefromcodependency.com/2017… –…

Codependent Love Is Not Love: Learn To Set Boundaries

These days we throw the words “narcissist” and “codependent” around like confetti. It is easy to label someone who appears self-centered as the former and one who gives a little bit too much as the latter. Despite the fact that we can easily recognise these traits in people, it is always dangerous to label people…

Narcissism And Codependency: The Dysfunctional Dynamic

Among my patient group (and circle of friends), there are people who continually allow others to take advantage of them, continue to give and stay in very toxic relationships. They attempt to make themselves indispensable for their partners (and everyone else) and become the local and family martyr. They are the codependents who keep on…