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The Parentified Child at Work

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW. Earlier this month we discussed ways to modify people-pleasing behavior caused by parentification during childhood. But what about people-pleasing behavior in the workplace? Do you have trouble saying “No” when you are feeling overworked or spread too thin? Do you do extra work […]

Breaking the Cycle of Parentification

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW. Parentification occurs when a child feels obligated to act as the parent to their parent, whether it is in the practical way, like taking care of siblings, making dinner, or cleaning the house, or emotionally, when the child has to provide emotional support […]

Are you a people pleaser?

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This blog post was written by RHN’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW. Modern life is busy. Our lives are filled with work, appointments, plans, obligations…the list can feel endless. We all have the experience of putting others’ needs in front of our own sometimes, because we care for other people and it feels good to take care […]

Self-Care and the Parentified Child

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW. Think back to when you were a child, living with your parents. Did your mother or father ever confide in you about problems they were experiencing in their marriage? Did they rely on you to do the laundry and take care of your […]

Taking Steps to Overcome an Obstacle

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW. Obstacles come in all shapes and sizes, and we come up against them everyday. Maybe your tire was flat when you got to your car this morning, or your coworker called in sick just when you needed to work together to meet a […]

When Communication is the Obstacle in Your Relationship

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW. Most of us have experienced conflicts within our relationships, and sometimes we might even feel as though these conflicts are insurmountable obstacles. But the foundation to solving conflict within any relationship lies in healthy communication. If we can’t communicate with each other, how […]

Maintaining Intimacy with a Hectic Life

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW. How many times in the last week have you missed what your partner said because you were checking your email, responding to a text message, or browsing social media on your phone? Or how many times have you been talking to your partner […]

Intimacy: How Much Do I Share?

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s Clinical Director, Elana Clark-Faler, LCSW, CSAT-S, CGP. Intimacy is an act of getting close to others physically, emotionally, or spiritually. These acts can be expressed verbally or non-verbally. Some ways to grow greater intimacy is through sharing openly with another person. It’s difficult to determine how […]

What Is Intimacy?

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s Leslie Kolb, MSW. What is intimacy? That might at first seem like a very simple question with a very simple answer, but in reality the concept of intimacy can mean different things to different people. Let’s start with the basics. Merriam-Webster defines intimacy as “very personal […]

Finding Healing On Father’s Day

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This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Weathers, MFTi. Perhaps Father’s Day is not so “happy” for you. Maybe you’re one of those people who will play the charade of giving a gift, sending a card or making a phone call out of obligation or guilt. Maybe you carry deep wounds from […]

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