After 35 years of codependency, maybe it’s time to start celebrating dependence. In this Psychology Today article, Dr. Robert Weiss writes, “The codependency paradigm’s enduring emphasis on finding ‘something wrong’ with the non-addicted family member, to me, ignores the power of our deep and enduring human experiences of attachment and connection.” Later he states, “With prodependence, clinicians need not find that something is wrong with caregiving loved ones of an addict in the early stages of treatment. Even when a spouse’s caregiving is less than productive or outright problematic, we can reframe the behavior in a positive light as having initiated from love and attachment.” To read the entire article, click the link below.
Codependence: Is It Time for a New Model?
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