The Enabler: When Helping Hurts the Ones You Love

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Wheatmark, Mar 1, 2008 - Psychology - 120 pages
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Co-dependency -- of which enabling is a major element -- can and does exist in families where there is no chemical dependency. Angelyn MillerÂ's own experience is a dramatic example: neither she nor her husband drank, yet her family was floundering in that same dynamic. In spite of her best efforts to fix everything (and everyone), the turmoil continued until she discovered that helping wasnÂ't helping.

Miller recounts how she learned to alter the way she responded to family crises and general neediness, forever breaking the cycle of co-dependency. Offering insights, practical techniques, and hope, she shows us how we can transform enabling relationships into healthy ones.

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Angelyn Miller is a retired professional educator with a bachelor of science degree in human development and family relations and a master of arts in counseling psychology. She and her husband currently live in Arizona.

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