O Come All Ye Faithfull. How The Holiday Season Brings Mixed Fortunes For Codependents

Dr Nicholas Jenner

thThe holiday season is the one time of year when everyone is expected to be happy, joyful and get on with everyone, even people that we have very little to do with. It is a season where hopes are high and everybody makes an extra effort to make it nice. Old disputes are forgotten for a couple of weeks as the holiday cheer takes hold. It is also a time when the daily grind is put to one side for a while as we concentrate on nicer things generally. Not everyone will feel the same of course. There will be many people spending the holiday season alone, in crisis or sick and all the best to them.

One group that finds the holiday season especially difficult are codependents. Giving and sacrificing people as they generally are, Christmas gives them the ample chance to amplify this tremendously. They enjoy it becauseā€¦

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