11 10, 2018

From Empathy to Enabling to Entitlement

By |2018-10-11T22:43:16+00:00October 11th, 2018|All Blogs, All Cory's Blogs, Boundaries, Codependency, Emotional Addiction, Marriage|0 Comments

In a previous blog, we looked at apathy, sympathy, codependency and empathy. However, the story continues. Continuing with the illustration of a well, let’s pick up where we the story left off. The next morning you go back to the well and climb down the ladder bringing food, water, love and first aid. You listen [...]

25 08, 2018

Cognitive Dissonance in Recovery Part II

By |2018-08-25T15:39:59+00:00August 25th, 2018|All Blogs, All Cory's Blogs, Emotional Addiction, Marriage, Sex Addiction|0 Comments

“It is easier to fool people, than convince them that they have been fooled.” - Mark Twain In this blog, which is part II of Cognitive Dissonance in Recovery, we are going to look at what I call Type II Cognitive Dissonance. Remember, this type occurs when one’s mental perception and core beliefs are in [...]

9 08, 2018

Cognitive Dissonance in Recovery Part I

By |2018-08-09T22:36:11+00:00August 9th, 2018|All Blogs, All Cory's Blogs, Codependency, Emotional Addiction, Intimacy Anorexia, Marriage|0 Comments

In this two-part blog, we are going to look at and begin to understand Cognitive Dissonance.  We are going to look at this through the lens of recovery and discover how it can help you understand yourself as well as your personal and professional relationships. “In the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort (psychological stress) [...]

7 09, 2017

When Your Reality…is an Illusion

By |2018-04-11T18:35:10+00:00September 7th, 2017|All Blogs, All Cory's Blogs, Emotional Addiction, Intimacy Anorexia, Marriage, Spiritual Addiction|0 Comments

We experience life through our senses of taste, touch, smell, sound, sight and even intuition. The experiences we have in life through these senses give us personal perspective [Read The Power of Perspective blog]. That perspective begins to shape the way in which we see ourselves and others. Positive and negative experiences also influence [...]

7 07, 2017

The Power of Perspective

By |2018-04-11T18:48:39+00:00July 7th, 2017|All Blogs, All Cory's Blogs, Emotional Addiction, Forgiveness, Personal Growth|1 Comment

Cycling can be a wonderful experience‑going down a hill or when the wind is at your back.  However, if you are pedaling uphill or against the wind, cycling can be much less enjoyable.  The perspective of going two different directions can give the experience a world of difference. I have found this to be [...]

7 12, 2016

The Emotional Affair

By |2018-04-11T19:16:40+00:00December 7th, 2016|All Blogs, All Cory's Blogs, Emotional Addiction, Intimacy Anorexia, Marriage|0 Comments

Most often when one thinks of an affair or cheating, the assumption is that a spouse or partner has committed a sex act with someone outside their marriage.  However, this is not always the case.  Cheating [7 Signs of a Cheating Spouse] can take many forms, as I have written about in previous blogs.  [...]