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Psychology for Living is the website of the Narramore Christian Foundation, a Christian mental health organization dedicated to preventing and solving human problems, anxiety, depression, relational conflicts, and psychological disorders through psychological counseling. NCF is also dedicated to training lay-persons, Christian workers in the fundamentals of Christian counseling, psychology and psychological disorders.

 

 
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Overcoming Codependency

Overcoming Codependency
by Jason T. Li., Ph.D.

When is he coming home tonight? Will he remember to pick up Jimmy from school or will he wind up at the bar again? Why can't he be at least a little responsible? Doesn't he know what he's doing to our family?

Martha's anxious thoughts nervously revolve around her alcoholic husband, Mark. She spends most of her waking


moments obsessing over Mark's alcohol problem, how to fix it or, at least, pick up the pieces in the wake of his irresponsible behavior.

Martha devotes herself to being a good wife and mother, constantly taking care of her children and husband, but she is out of touch with her own needs and feelings.

Inwardly, she is resentful that all of her efforts seem to be taken for granted and that no one seems concerned about her needs. At the same time, she feels guilty for having those "selfish" feelings. She believes that if she were a "good Christian," she would be able to serve and love Mark in a more unconditional way. In reality, Martha has a difficult time ....

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