These symptoms and characteristics of the thoughts and actions of a codependent are offered as a tool to aid in self-evaluation. Denial Symptoms: I have difficulty identifying what I am feeling. I minimize, alter or deny how I truly feel. I perceive myself as completely unselfish and dedicated to the well being of others. Low …∞
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Codependency has become a buzzword of our time, and as with all buzzwords that acquire a certain cultural currency, the vital concepts behind it can sometimes be undermined with time. In the case of this particular buzzword, however, we cannot afford to let its meaning slip away. Codependency is one of our most destructive psychological …∞
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The topic of alcoholism and the damage it causes to families are most frequently looked at from the standpoint of the alcoholic male. Less in focus is the phenomenon of the alcoholic woman
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This is a wonderful video from Face The Issue on self esteem narrated by Jennifer Lopez.
Image via Wikipedia There are many myths associated with self-esteem, here are just a few: Many people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction and co-dependency suffer from low self-esteem. Indeed low self-esteem may have propelled some into treatment. This article and the book may help debunk some of the myths of self-esteem and aid recovery. Self …∞
Image via Wikipedia Being of Freedom We do not regret the past, nor wish to shut the door on it. We comprehend the word serenity and we know peace. We live a life of balance by taming the many voices within so that they may serve their individual purpose without taking over and destroying the …∞
The Promises of Alcohol and Drug Addiction If we are casual with this phase of our development, we will be drunk before we are halfway through. We are going to know a new imprisonment and a new misery. We will relive the past and won’t be able to shut the door on it. We will …∞