Enabling: Are You Helping Your Partner to Hurt You?

How to break the pattern.

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Enabling: What does it mean?

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”— Mahatma Gandhi

What to do?

1. Show yourself some compassion.

2. Be honest about your feelings.

3. Look at the problem from a different angle.

4. Listen — but don’t fix.

5. Set (little) boundaries.

Clinical psychologist, writer. Editor of On the Couch: Practical psychology for everyday life. karen@onthecouch.co.nz

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