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- CNM 024: Biological Basis for Addiction – with John Raven Read more →
- CNM 023: The Codependent Leader – with Dr. Marie-Line Germain Read more →
- CNM 022: Adult Children of Alcoholics Trauma Syndrome – with Dr. Tian Dayton Read more →
- CNM 021: Individuation & Relinquishing the “False Self” – with Dr. Dean Robb Read more →
- CNM 020: Mine Your “Shame Core” – with Dr. Dean Robb Read more →
- CNM 019: Workplace Codependency – with Dr. Marie-Line Germain Read more →
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I’m Brian Pisor, Co-Founder of Codependency No More.
If you’re struggling with boundaries in a relationship, having problems saying “no” to someone, or looking to get mental and emotional clarity, this site is for you. It contains what you need to start taking steps to transform for the better!
Codependency: Our Definition
While “codependency” according to it’s classical definition is alive and well, it’s meaning is evolving. It’s origin came from Alcoholics Anonymous; some family members of alcoholics were considered “co-alcoholics” because they were involved in helping the alcoholic procure drinks even when it went against their better judgment. They were essentially addicted to the alcoholic.
Nowadays, the broader definition of codependency has become:
"A dysfunctional relationship in which a person is more concerned about the needs of others than his or her own needs. It is often characterized by excessive care-taking or enabling, and an unhealthy need for recognition or approval."
In other words, codependents tend to give too much. They go above and beyond to make sure others are happy, typically to their own detriment.
The Codependency No More Philosophy
We make deep connections and share useful advice. That is, one on hand we connect with people struggling with codependency in order to understand their needs and desires – the questions they have, and types of resources that will be most useful and practical for them.
On the other hand, we connect with experts on codependency and related topics to learn how to get better, then share it with our audience.
As we curate the best information we can find, we use the most practical advice to create practical resources that help codependents get better.
Here's to healing from codependency!
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