By Darlene Lancer MFT, JD
Conventional belief is that we can never love too much, but that isn’t always true. Sometimes, love can blind us so that we deny painful truths. We might believe broken promises and continue to excuse someone’s abuse or rejection. We may empathize with them but not enough with ourselves. If we grew up in a troubled environment, we might confuse our pain with love. Although relationships have disappointments and conflicts, love isn’t supposed to be painful and so much hurt. By not having boundaries, we harm ourselves and the relationship. We might also confuse love with being someone’s caretaker.
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Author of Codependency for Dummies and Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You
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