Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

I wanted to share this book with you today as it contains so much insightful information on the relationship between narcissistic mothers and their daughters. In “Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers” Karyl McBride shows an in depth and sympathetic understanding of what daughters of narcissistic mothers go throughContinue reading “Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers”

Wisdom from ‘The Human Magnet Syndrome’

I read’The Human Magnet Syndrome’ by Ross Rosenberg a few years ago now, and I recently re-read it as I believe books always have more to offer on the second read, and you sometimes find that the book evolves with you and has wisdom to offer you at different stages in your life. This bookContinue reading “Wisdom from ‘The Human Magnet Syndrome’”

Insightful Quotes on Enmeshment within Toxic Families

Following on from my previous post on enmeshment I wanted to follow up by sharing some quotes from books that I have read hopefully you will find them interesting and informative. Enmeshment is a very important topic because it can be very difficult, for the person who was in the enmeshed relationship, to spot andContinue reading “Insightful Quotes on Enmeshment within Toxic Families”

Codependency and Parenting

Codependency is commonly associated with being emotionally dependent on others. Humans are dependent and social creatures, which is fine, the problems begin when there is an imbalance and we rely on other’s for our sense of self worth and constantly need validation. It is important that recovering codependents are aware of their boundaries and ensureContinue reading “Codependency and Parenting”

You are 50% of Every Relationship

It is commonly said that relationships should be 50/50, two people coming together and making a whole. What we sometimes need to clarify though is that people should feel ‘whole’ within themselves before entering a partnership. Codependents often lack self love and have low self esteem, and searching for a relationship before doing the necessaryContinue reading “You are 50% of Every Relationship”

Codependency and Fear of Success

So many of the messages that we receive in our subconscious as children, can play out in our adult lives with us even noticing. It is said that by the age of 35, we operate through our subconscious mind 90% of the time. This is how it is so easy for us to remain inContinue reading “Codependency and Fear of Success”

Revisiting “Codependent No More”

A few years ago I read a book that was really instrumental in helping me to understand codependency and the effect that it had on my life, and also the lives of those around me. The book was called ‘Codependent No More’ by Melody Beattie and she really gives a thorough explanation of her understandingContinue reading “Revisiting “Codependent No More””