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These articles are written to be a resource for families, as well as other professionals in behavior health.

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Am I A Co-Narcissist????

Am I A Co-Narcissist????

Someone recently asked me about their boyfriend who they said was a narcissist. It got me thinking that I have done a lot of work with people who have found themselves in a narcissistic relationship, and while I have always helped folks set boundaries, it got be...

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Does a Narcissist Confuse You?

Does a Narcissist Confuse You?

The other day, someone called me and they were heartbroken. They were ultimate people pleasers and everything they did was seen by the other person as wrong. Dan Neuharth PHD, MFT has a few ideas about this. He believes that narcissists win at other people’s expense...

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What Happens To A Child In An Alcoholic Family?

What Happens To A Child In An Alcoholic Family?

A Tornado Of A Childhood Last week a wonderful family called me. They were worried about their little boy. Both parents were in recovery and had grown up in alcoholic families. They were concerned about their child. He was 7 and every night he awoke with terrors of...

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Is Your CEO Or Spouse Out Of Control?

Is Your CEO Or Spouse Out Of Control?

Last week I received a phone call from a distressed wife who asked me about her successful husband who she described as a high functioning alcoholic with narcissistic tendencies. It got me thinking about how we often sweep addiction and mental health problems under...

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7 Misconceptions About Interventions

7 Misconceptions About Interventions

2020 is here, and with this new decade comes the wonderful opportunity for new beginnings. On that note, I have been thinking a lot about interventions, and the phone calls I receive from lovely folks who are terribly misinformed about what an invitation to change...

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Super Achievers & Addiction: Big Highs, Big Lows

Super Achievers & Addiction: Big Highs, Big Lows

Over my career I have witnessed the vulnerability of Entrepreneurs, CEOs (women and men), Artists, Fashionistas, Writers and other Creative Folk, and each of these creatives that I worked with have been at high risk for depression, addiction and suicide. I have met...

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