Codependents’ Guide to Detaching with Love

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Detaching with Love

Detaching with love helps codependents & enablers. When we detach with love, we stop worrying & interfering & let others takes responsibility for themselves. What is detaching with love? Detaching (or detaching with love) is a core component of codependency recovery. If you often feel worried about a loved one, disappointed or upset by their […]

The Difference Between Codependency and Caring

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The Difference Between Codependency and Caring

What’s the difference between healthy caregiving and codependent caretaking? It’s natural to express love by taking care of others, especially when you see a loved one struggling or hurting. However, the difference between codependency and caring isn’t clear. Certainly, not all caregiving is bad or unhealthy. When trying to determine if our caretaking is based […]

How to Avoid Other People’s Drama

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How to Avoid Other People's Drama

Don’t let other people’s drama become your problem! Instead, learn to avoid drama, set boundaries, and take care of your own needs.     We all know a person or two who’s overly dramatic. Perhaps it’s your mother or cousin, your coworker, or your neighbor. It’s draining to spend time with people who exude negative […]

Healthy Communication Doesn’t Include Justifying, Arguing, Defending, and Explaining

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2 women sitting; text says Healthy Communication Doesn't Include Justifying, Arguing, Defending, and Explaining

What is healthy communication? Sometimes it helps to identify what isn’t healthy communication. And this post will focus on justifying arguing, defending yourself, and over-explaining — why they’re ineffective and unhealthy aspects of communication and how we can avoid them. Are you familiar with the acronym JADE? It’s a reminder to not justify, argue, defend, […]

How to Set Boundaries with Toxic People

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How to Set Boundaries with Toxic People

This article discusses ways to set boundaries with toxic people, including identifying your needs, communicating effectively, recognizing your options, detaching with love, releasing guilt, and going “no contact”. It isn’t easy to set boundaries with toxic people! But we can all learn to set boundaries with toxic people — and when we do, it’s empowering. […]