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What Is Codependency?

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I’ve been keenly aware of the fact that the term codependency has been around for almost four decades. Although it originally applied to spouses of alcoholics, first called co-alcoholics, it then became abundantly clear that family and friends also constituted a network of codependents whose lives centered around the alcoholic, or […]

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Identical Twins

ARE YOU TED OR JOHN?

When I was boy, I was enmeshed with my identical twin brother, Ted.  Our identities were intertwined, wrapped among and around each other’s, like formless vines interlaced around the trunk of a tree.  My Mother encouraged us to dress alike, and my father encouraged us to have the same friends.  And our friends didn’t really […]

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