30 Questions to Help You Plan for Your Most Fulfilling Year Ever

Everyone is eager to cast off the past year and start fresh. I totally get it; it wasn’t the best year for me personally, not to mention the never-ending natural disasters and political turmoil that pummeled us. So, it’s understandable that we want to say adios to 2017 and set our sites on a new year and the promise of greener pastures.

But something bothers...

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...

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...


Am I Codependent?

What is codependency?

Codependency is a group of traits that develop in childhood as a way to cope with trauma. Many of us grew up in families with addiction, mental illness, or other problems. Others of us had seemingly normal childhoods, but codependent traits and patterns were passed down unknowingly by our...