A.A.A. - Balancing Masculine and Feminine Energy

 Just recently I was having a conversation about masculine and feminine energies with someone new to the topic. The conversation was fascinating and it highlighted how confusing this topic can be.It also reminded me of some of the cases I came across, where the masculine and the feminine were ...

May 27

Categories: Codependency / Dependency, Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Understanding Low Self-Esteem and how you can improve it

Pia Mellody, one of the founders of the co-dependency movement, cites problems with self-esteem as being one of the five primary symptoms of co-dependency (Mellody, Pia, 1989).  In an amazing example of prescience, Pia did not propose that every person who is co-dependent suffers from low ...

Sep 9

Categories: Codependency / Dependency, Positive Psychology, Self-Esteem

Written By:
Brian Scott

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Codependence and the three A's: Awareness, Acceptance, and Action

I first learned of the three A's, awareness, acceptance, and action from Alanon which is a wonderful self-help group for the family and friends of the alcoholic.  Alanon suggests its members utilize the "Three A's" in dealing with the problems specifically caused by ...

Apr 16

Categories: Codependency / Dependency

Written By:
Brian Scott

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Codependence recovery: Information about therapeutic Workshops for ...

One of the many ways, but a critically important way, that people recover from codependency is by attending therapeutic workshops given by experts in the field and designed to help the recovery process.  In this post I will share with you the names of some of these experts and the website ...

Jan 11

Categories: Child Development, Codependency / Dependency, Self help groups

Written By:
Brian Scott

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It's Not a Communication Problem

It’s not a communication problem Married couples think because their partner doesn’t want what s/he wants or see the problem as s/he does, they have a communication problem.  People’s definition of a communication problem is that they are unable to get their partner to ...

Sep 7

Categories: Blended Family Issues, Codependency / Dependency, Communication ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Eleanor Rigby and all the lonely people

In 1966, the Beatles wrote about Eleanor Rigby and the lonliness and depression she experienced: All the lonely people Where do they all come from? All the lonely people Where do they all belong? Loneliness is something that ...

May 10

Categories: Attachment Issues, Bullying, Codependency / Dependency, Depression, ...

Written By:
Joanna Fishman

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Is there a relationship between codependency and ADHD?

  Codependency and adult attention deficit hyperactivity are special areas of clinical interest for me. Over the past couple of years, I had begun to notice that clients who initially had come for codependency treatment, frequently exhibited symptoms of ADHD. It also seemed that clients in ...

Nov 29

Categories: Adult ADHD, Adult psychological development, Codependency / Dependency

Written By:
Brian Scott

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Coping with stress: What does love have to do with it?

When life tries to slap us down, we instinctively turn to others for support particularly our intimate partners. Although this tendency to seek emotional support from loved ones to heal our wounds has long been recognized, it is only in the past couple of decades that substantial scientific ...

Aug 13

Categories: Codependency / Dependency, Couple Counseling, Post Traumatic Stress ...

Written By:
Brian Scott

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Introduction to Codependence

In this initial entry I want to introduce you to the topic of co-dependence which I feel is a valid and useful approach to helping people. I also use it because there are many resources available to help people recover from the effects of co-dependence (coda) including books, tapes, and videos so ...

Oct 19

Categories: Codependency / Dependency

Written By:
Brian Scott

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How to recover from childhood trauma using the three A’s to better ...

Those of you who are regular readers of this blog know that its dominant theme is to help those who have been abused, traumatized, or neglected in childhood and consequently experience a variety of psychological (and sometimes physiological) problems in adulthood. These individuals are variously ...

Jun 7

Categories: Codependency / Dependency, Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Love

Written By:
Brian Scott

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