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Health Support vs. Codependency


How do we balance empathic warmth and tough accountability in supporting those we love the most? An interesting look at the challenge of balancing both without falling into the realm of codependency.

"Helping a loved one achieve his or her goals can require criticism rather than warmth, harshness rather than comfort. It’s difficult to give complacency-shattering feedback while simultaneously making someone feel valued [and] loved."
Yakov Barton, PhD