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More Enabling Behaviors: The Punishment and Forgiveness Cycle

More Enabling Behaviors: The Punishment and Forgiveness Cycle

More Enabling Behaviors: The Punishment and Forgiveness Cycle Home » The Iceberg Model Enabling Behaviors occur in painful but predictable cycles such as the Punishment/Forgiveness Cycle outlined below. This cycle is a variation on the Drama Triangle described...
How We Put “Drama” in the Drama Triangle

How We Put “Drama” in the Drama Triangle

How We Put “Drama” in the Drama Triangle Home » Relationships   The “drama” in the Drama Triangle comes from the players switching roles. The “roles” are the Survival Roles the players learned in their family of...
How We Put “Drama” in the Drama Triangle

New Drama Triangles and Intimacy

New Drama Triangles and Intimacy Home » Relationships   The new Drama Triangles, developed by Steve Karpman, MD are the best models for exploring various functional & dysfunctional dynamics in relationships. In fact, it could be the key to saving your...
Sponsorship in Recovery

Sponsorship in Recovery

Sponsorship in Recovery Home » Codependency   Sponsorship in Recovery: An important component of the 12-step recovery program is sponsorship. What exactly is a sponsor? What do they do? And how does one go about getting a sponsor? What is Sponsorship in Recovery?...
Sponsorship in Recovery

Shame and Addiction Trio

Shame and Addiction Trio Home » Codependency   Shame and Addiction – Active alcoholism or addiction can create a variety of outcomes, namely the Terrible Trio of guilt, remorse, and shame. The good news is that some of these feelings can serve as an...
Sponsorship in Recovery

Holidays and Addiction – Happy or Horrifying

Holidays and Addiction – Happy or Horrifying Home » Codependency   Families dread the holidays and addiction scenario that is played out somewhere in almost every community – the person who drinks too much. The holiday season can be a time of good...