Monthly Archives: September 2019

Why Codependents Use Denial as a Defense Mechanism

September 26, 2019

In many codependent relationships, addiction is part of the relationship. In Ramona M. Asher’s book “Women With Alcoholic Husbands: Ambivalence and the Trap of Codependency,” the issue of the interactive nature of the relationship, the effects of the addiction and…

Learning To Recognize Narcissists and Gaslighting Behaviors

September 06, 2019

Many people know someone who is a narcissist. The American Psychological Association has listed narcissistic personality disorder or NPD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders since 1968. While there are relatively few diagnoses made, leading researchers estimate…