Codependency

Do Right…By Yourself

“Always do the right thing, despite the games someone else is playing.” – Tracy A. Malone

Don’t Forget

“Always remember who you were before knowing a narcissist. If you don’t know who you were, invent who you want to be.” – Tracy A. Malone

FOBO (Fear of Being Ordinary)

“When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary. I see the fear of never feeling extraordinary enough to be noticed, to be lovable, to belong, or to cultivate a sense of purpose.” – Brene Brown

Double Bind

“There is simply no winning with a narcissist. He will treat you so horribly that you will become withdrawn and depressed and then he will turn around and say you’re no fun anymore. You’re always so depressed. I need to be with someone more positive.” – Susan Williams

Is That Ok?

“I am a recovering people pleaser. Is that ok?” – Anonymous

Rock the Boat Gently

“Many of us live in denial of who we truly are because we fear losing someone or something – and there are times that if we don’t rock the boat, too often the one we lose is ourselves. It feels good to be accepted, loved, and approved of by others. But often the membership fee to belong to that club is far too high of a price to pay.” – Dennis Merritt Jones

Priority One

Big Love

“I learned again and again in my life, until you get your own act together, you’re not ready for Big Love. What you’re ready for is one of those codependent relationships where you desperately need a partner.” – Bruce H. Lipton