Posts in the ‘Boundaries’ Category

“The new Tesla goes from 0 to 100 in 2.5 seconds. The only thing faster than that is a co-dependent who goes from 0 to “dead-in-a-ditch” in one second flat!” Felix Vikhman (paraphrase) Addiction impacts every member of a household, from the oldest members of the family to infants, toddlers and teens. When someone in

Where do I end and you begin?

Where do I end and you begin? One of the most difficult challenges when working with couples and families (especially addicts/alcoholics and those who love them) is helping them understand healthy boundaries. It seems counterintuitive, but the most loving word in any relationship is very often “no.” Researcher in the areas of shame and vulnerability,

Addiction, Denial, and Self Care

“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives

Resentments

There is a quotation from the actor Carrie Fisher that I am sure she picked up in the rooms of AA that says, “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” There is not a person alive who has not been hurt by the actions and words of another. For

Lessons from the “Three Little Pigs”

  We all know the story of the “Three Little Pigs.” The story begins with the title characters being sent out into the world by their mother, to “seek out their fortune”. The first little pig builds a house of straw, but a wolf blows it down and he ran as fast as he could

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