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Wounded Adults -- Children Stuck in Time -- Healing our Dependency Upon Others -- Lisa A Romano

When we are codependent we do not realize that our sense of balance, peace, safety, and identity is reliant upon someone or something outside of us.

We are 'attached' to the idea that someone or something or some experience is responsible for our happiness or unhappiness.

It could be our looks, our weight, our hair, our career, our standing in a church, community or organization -- it could be our relationship status -- it could be a spouse -- a child -- friends -- a boss -- coworker -- or a career we falsely presume is the source of our happiness or identity or our misery.

When we are codependent, our ideas are confused and our neural pathways are short. We do not realize we are children in adult bodies and suffering from decades of abandonment.

We are in the habit of abandoning the self, the inner child, our bodies, and stay stuck in loops of dysfunctional reactionary behavior.

We make other people our God or our executioner and we are unaware as to the power we hold within...

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Codependency-When Ignorance Can Be Bliss

On Mother's Day of this year, my mother suffered another stroke. The hematoma on her brain has caused her to also begin experiencing seizures. Along with each seizure her heart has stopped each time.  All of this is on top of her dementia diagnosis.

My mother is the classic codependent. Born to two raging alcoholics, my mother and her two brothers were never raised. Instead, they were born, shuttered from one apartment to another, and essentially existed on the outskirts of the lives of their two alcoholic parents. At nineteen, she met and fell in love with, another adult child of a raging alcoholic, my dad. Like moths to a flame, these two wounded souls found one another, felt an instant connection, married, and began to raise a family.

Growing up I never felt like I could connect with my mom. As a child I would liken this inability to connect to having a pane of clear glass that existed between us. I couldn't see it, or touch it, but I could sense it. I was sure she...

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AGING NARCISSISTIC PARENT

Do you have an aging Narcissistic Parent?

Do you find that their symptoms are worsening over time?

If so, you're not alone.

Narcissists who have learned to feel in control by controlling and manipulating others, who, as they age, begin to comprehend that they no longer have the power over others or of life they once had, can exhibit worsening symptoms as they age.

Please ejnoy this video on narcissistic aging parents. It is a personal account of what I am going through at the moment within my own family of origin.

https://youtu.be/3OS79GDqnsI

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Aging Narcissistic Parent

Do you have an aging Narcissistic Parent?

Do you find that their symptoms are worsening over time?

If so, you're not alone.

Narcissists who have learned to feel in control by controlling and manipulating others, who, as they age, begin to comprehend that they no longer have the power over others or of life they once had, can exhibit worsening symptoms as they age.

Please ejnoy this video on narcissistic aging parents. It is a personal account of what I am going through at the moment within my own family of origin.

https://youtu.be/3OS79GDqnsI

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