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What is Counterdependency?

Counterdependency is a new word that describes a phenomenon that’s also relatively new: affective detachment due to fear. For many, the normal human thing to do is strengthen bonds with others. Thus, society expects people to cultivate family ties and ties…

To Make my Own Joy, I Must Dig my Own Well

There are people for whom it’s really difficult to feel good. Feeling good for them is almost like an allergy or phobia created and sustained by mechanisms that are rarely conscious. They are strangers to the feeling, from which they want…