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About living with (or recovering from) Mental Disorders and Co-Dependency
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» Why Do We Stay In An Unhealthy Relationship? - Mental Health Awareness

» Why Do We Stay In An Unhealthy Relationship? - Mental Health Awareness | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Is love really enough? I often hear people say "I love him/her" even if their relationship is harmful, abusive or unhealthy. They stay in this relationship f
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» Codependency vs. Interdependency - Psych Central

» Codependency vs. Interdependency - Psych Central | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
I was surprised to learn that this grove of aspen trees is actually one organism, sharing one root system. Each of us also is a community of 70 trillion cells
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Is There Such Thing as Too Much Empathy? - Addiction Recovery

Is There Such Thing as Too Much Empathy? - Addiction Recovery | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

A critical task of addiction recovery is restoring empathy. By sharing stories and reaching out to help others in recovery, addicts gradually repair the empathy deficits caused by drug and alcohol abuse. But is it possible to have too much empathy? When does being “too nice” become a problem?...

 

Keeping Empathy in Check
When empathy goes into overdrive, people put themselves at risk for mental health problems such as anxiety and depression and physical complications such as heart disease and high blood pressure....

 

By DAVID SACK, M.D.


Via Edwin Rutsch
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The Trouble With Feeling Owed After a Relationship ‘Investment’ Goes Sour | Baggage Reclaim

The Trouble With Feeling Owed After a Relationship ‘Investment’ Goes Sour | Baggage Reclaim | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
I've heard from more than a few readers recently who are feeling resentful after being in a relationship where they feel that they gave and gave and gave and...
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You’ll Learn To Trust Again When You Learn To Trust You | Baggage Reclaim

You’ll Learn To Trust Again When You Learn To Trust You | Baggage Reclaim | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Many BR readers struggle with learning to trust themselves and learning to trust again.

 

I’ve found that often in unhealthy relationships, when people are dealing with something that they know is inappropriate or even dangerous for their relationship, they increase their level of trust. Yes, increase.

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Co-Dependency Is A Serious Addiction That Could Be Hurting You And Your Relationship | B Intentional, LLC

Co-Dependency Is A Serious Addiction That Could Be Hurting You And Your Relationship | B Intentional, LLC | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
By Alter Sage Co-dependency is a serious addiction requiring specialised relationship counselling. Co-dependency is twofold.
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8 Signs You Are Ready for a Relationship

8 Signs You Are Ready for a Relationship | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
One of the most asked questions I get is “When do I know I am ready for relationship?

 

The need for companionship often leads to developing unhealthy habits that only delay having a healthy relationship partner...

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OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: Learning to Recognize You're Being Played

OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: Learning to Recognize You're Being Played | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

So, as I move along this journey to rediscovering myself, I realize that OCPD ex-bf, in many ways, was one of my easier relationships. The confrontation and tantrums were usually right in my face.

 

But, I've had other relationships in which I also played Ms. Co-Dependent to the Max, because, after all, I'm nice. I'm a people pleaser (and if you're thinking, she's saying that like it's a bad thing - you may be one, too.)

 

Being kind and flexible is wonderful. However, we can get so wrapped up in pleasing others, in trying to make others happy, that we forget all about us; our needs, wants, and best interests...

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Relationships That Hurt: When Enough Is Enough | Tiny Buddha

Relationships That Hurt: When Enough Is Enough | Tiny Buddha | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
It can be tough to see things for what they are when we’re emotionally involved and invested. These 3 questions may help you ascertain if enough is enough.
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The Well Thought-Out Life: Octomom, Co-dependancy, and Intentional Love - M. Scott Peck

The Well Thought-Out Life: Octomom, Co-dependancy, and Intentional Love - M. Scott Peck | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

* I've been randomly going through the sections that have really struck me in M. Scott Peck's book The Road Less Travelled. In his section on love he attempts to define love by describing what love is not. Last time I wrote about love not being the same as "falling in love",

 

Peck has a chapter on "Cathexis Without Love". I think we'd define it it as co-dependency, and the chapter made some great points about the way some people pour out "love" for pets and yet struggle to form healthy relationships with people. Peck compares this to military men with war brides that couldn't speak English. "When their brides learned English, the marriages began to fall apart. The servicemen could then no longer project upon their wives their own thoughts, feelings, desires and goals and feel the same sense of closeness one feels with a pet."

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How High-Maintenance Relationships Affect Your Psyche

How High-Maintenance Relationships Affect Your Psyche | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
By David Sbarra, Ph.D. For YouBeauty In the spirit of the upcoming 'Twilight' movie, I would like to talk about the undead: vampires.

 

More precisely, emotional vampires. Are there people in your life who just sap your emotional energy once they walk in the door? Do you feel totally spent after interacting with some people?

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How to Recognize a Controlling Person

How to Recognize a Controlling Person | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Those who try to control other people are, simply put, not nice-and probably have deeper issues, most notably 'Codependency'. Here are some ways to recognize a controlling person and respond accordingly.
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Sanctuary for the Abused: Gimme Shelter: The Case for Domestic Violence Reform

Sanctuary for the Abused: Gimme Shelter: The Case for Domestic Violence Reform | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

By the time you go to bed tonight, 3 women will have been murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.

 

For millions of victims, domestic violence is a matter of life and death, but victims of domestic abuse are being victimized again- ignored and abandoned by the very victim service providers that claim to help them. These publicly and privately funded agencies have no oversight – and are in desperate need of reform.

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» Do You Need To Be Needed? - Partners in Wellness

» Do You Need To Be Needed? - Partners in Wellness | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Peter Gabriel sang the song “Love To Be Loved” on his 1992 album Us. Do these lyrics sound like you?

 

So, you know how people are
When it’s all gone much too far
The way their minds are made
Still, there’s something you should know
That I could not let show
That fear of letting go...

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