Co-Occurring Issues

What Are the Warning Signs for Co-Dependency and Co-Addiction?

Posted by on 07 05 13 in Co-Occurring Issues | Comments Off on What Are the Warning Signs for Co-Dependency and Co-Addiction?

It’s easy to lose oneself in daily activities. It can happen in work and in hobbies, but losing oneself in a relationship can be a clear indication of co-dependent behavior. The co-dependent person develops a pleasure mechanism whereby they feel best when putting others first. But the selfless acts are often a way of manipulating another’s behavior with the end result being a reward of some kind for having been so nurturing to that person’s needs. Most co-dependents have a hero complex whereby they derive great pleasure in being the person who controls the situation, whatever it may be,...

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Frequent Co-Occurring Issues in Love Addiction

Posted by on 10 14 11 in Co-Occurring Issues | Comments Off on Frequent Co-Occurring Issues in Love Addiction

By Dr. Cheryl Lane While each person with love addiction has his or her own unique story, there are many common themes, or co-occurring issues with love addiction. These issues often make the person more vulnerable to developing an addiction to love. Keep in mind that there are many overlapping aspects of the issues described below. For example, most individuals with borderline personality disorder experienced trauma and / or abandonment in their childhood. Both narcissists and borderlines have low-self-esteem (although narcissists usually hide it extremely well), and borderlines are often...

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