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Setting Healthy Boundaries With a Needy Spouse

The term 'co-dependent' was originally coined when referring to relationships that involved chemical dependency (i.e. the spouse of an alcoholic dealing with that person's addiction in the relationship). Since then, the term has broadened to include any relationship where there is a one-sided power differential. When you have a needy spouse, it can be...

A Borderline Lesbian Love!

Are you in a relationship with a woman and find yourself asking questions (often) like "Why did she hurt me?","How did I get involved with her?" and "Why does she act that way? Do you feel like your relationship is out of control and that every move you make has the butterfly effect, provoking...

Love Avoidant Strategies in Intimacy Anorexia: The Silent Treatment

Intimacy anorexia is a term coined by sexual addiction recovery expert Doug Weiss to describe the active withholding of emotional, sexual and/or spiritual intimacy in the recovering couples he works with. It is my belief that intimacy anorexia is particularly virulent subcategory of a more general relational pattern best described by recovery pioneer Pia...

Who Are Abusers, Users and Losers in Relationships? A Few Rules to Follow

Almost everyone has either known one or been the victim of abusive people, however, the types of abuse and the people who dole it out are not so easy to spot. There are different types of abuse in relationships; physical, emotional, financial and being manipulated through diversion and disruptive behaviors.A publication by, Dr. Joseph...

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know? He Might Have Borderline Personality Disorder

Having read the autobiography of George, Lord Byron, there is no doubt in my mind that he was indeed, as Lady Caroline Lamb is purported to have described him, 'mad, bad and dangerous to know'. Possibly he was bad; he was certainly noticeably and repeatedly self-centred, and there are reports of his having been...

Narcissistic Triangulation Sabotages Sibling Relationships

Narcissistic Parents Divide Their Children Through TriangulationConflict is a normal part of family dynamics. The fact that a family argues from time to time does not make it a dysfunctional family unit. What makes a family dysfunctional is the emotional pain and confusion that prevails among its members. Those who grow up in this...

8 Head Games the Narcissist Plays – Ping-Pong, Anyone?

Narcopath Manipulation Characterized as GamesNarcopaths (malignant narcissists, narcissistic sociopath) are masters at playing mind games. They play to win and take no prisoners. They are sore losers and if they don't win they will often react in a fit of rage and stomp away like a little child.I have to say upfront, I am...

Codependence: A Manifestation of the Adult Child Syndrome

1. Codependence as a Concept: Those who identify with the adult child syndrome-that is, were brought up in a dysfunctional, alcoholic, or abusive home-of-origin and suffer from arrested development-often are also afflicted with a disease known as "codependence." What does it have to do with the fundamental syndrome and what is it to begin with? The...

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know? He Might Have Borderline Personality Disorder

Having read the autobiography of George, Lord Byron, there is no doubt in my mind that he was indeed, as Lady Caroline Lamb is purported to have described him, 'mad, bad and dangerous to know'. Possibly he was bad; he was certainly noticeably and repeatedly self-centred, and there are reports of his having been...

Making Your Ex Want You Back – The 4 Stages

Breakups are hard, especially if you've been dumped. But one thing you might not realize is that your ex boyfriend or girlfriend is going through almost exactly the same types of feelings you currently are. Emotional bonds don't dissolve overnight, and feelings take time to fade away. By using this to your advantage, you...

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