Because we live on a planet of free will, each of us gets to make our own decisions. When we stop trying to change what we simply cannot change – especially other people – we can begin to live a much less stressful life. … [Read more...] about You Can’t Control Another Person, So Stop Trying!
Addiction and Codependency
It is our choice to either choose self-empowerment or to give our power away to someone else. When we choose to give our power to another, we are choosing codependency – in other words, we are putting someone else’s needs ahead of our own. … [Read more...] about The Sting of Codependency
Do you try to avoid having to deal with conflict in your life? When you love an addict, that may occur even more frequently. … [Read more...] about Codependency: A Self-Protective Behaviour? Here’s a Simple Definition
Do you feel like life with your addict is full of chaos when they are in active addiction? You’re not alone! … [Read more...] about Riding that Roller Coaster of Chaos
I don’t know about you, but 2021 went by quickly for me – and here we are again, almost at Valentine’s Day. In my past, as a brutally self-trashing codependent woman, this was always one of my least favourite days – because I was either in a dysfunctional relationship or I was alone and lonely, wishing desperately that I was partnered with someone – anyone. Either way, the approach of Valentine’s Day didn’t bode well for me. … [Read more...] about Another Valentine’s Day: Codependent Nightmare or Ultimate Self-Care?