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Abuse

When a Narcissist Is Also Codependent

Writers often distinguish narcissists and codependents as opposites, but surprisingly, though their outward behavior may differ, they share many psychological traits. In fact, narcissists exhibit core codependent symptoms of...
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Anti-anxiety

Book Review: Born Anxious

The story of Daniel P. Keating’s new book, Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Adversity – and How to Break the Cycle begins from the day we are conceived....
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Book Reviews

Book Review: Awkward

We all have awkward moments, of course. The unintentionally insulting blurt. The joke that lands like a lead balloon. The forgotten name in the midst of introductions. But in...
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Abuse

6 Steps to Being Authentic

Authenticity is the opposite of shame. It reveals our humanity and allows us to connect with others. Shame creates most all codependency symptoms — including hiding who we are, sacrificing...
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Men

What’s the Q in LGBTQ?

“I’m not afraid of being gay. What I fear is abandoning my family.” Q is for “Quirk” When I first accepted that I was fighting sexual attraction to other...
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Addictions

Marriage After Sobriety

When long-awaited sobriety finally arrives, partners expect their past relationship problems will disappear. Often, there is a “honeymoon” period when they’re on their best behavior and reaffirm their love...
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