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How Do Adults Find New Hobbies?

Do you struggle to identify hobbies and interests?
One of my readers is working on self-exploration and getting to know herself better and wrote to me saying she's really struggling to identify hobbies and interests. This is very common! Many of us lose track of what we like to do and what our interests are because we’re busy raising a family, working, or entrenched in our codependency and people-pleasing.

Hobbies are...
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Adult Children of Alcoholics

Top 10 Articles About Codependency and Self-Esteem

These were the top 10 articles about codependency and self-esteem on my blog, Happily Imperfect, from 2017.

As we close out another year, it’s always fun to look back at which articles resonated most with my readers. Among them are a series of articles about attachment styles, articles about how growing up with alcoholic parents affect us during childhood and into adulthood, and information about codependency, setting boundaries, and healthy...
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Adult Children of Alcoholics

The Link Between Childhood Emotional Neglect and Codependency


If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you probably have a good understanding of the term codependency, but you may not be familiar with Childhood Emotional Neglect, a term coined by psychologist Jonice Webb, , author of the new book Running on Empty No More.
What is Childhood Emotional Neglect?
Do you feel empty and disconnected? Do you sense that you’re different than...
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