Meet Nancy who has recently found out she is codependent. This helped her to understand better her marriage. A marriage that was affected by infidelity, emotional abuse and limited support but also codependent control from her side. Nancy has now found the strength to take a break from the marriage and is doing the hard work needed to recover. Despite saying she will never return, she says she loves her husband, bringing into mind the idea that codependent love is a fantasy love that shields us from reality.
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Dr. Nicholas Jenner, a therapist, coach, and speaker, has over 20 years of experience in the field of therapy and coaching. His specialty lies in treating codependency, a condition that is often characterized by a compulsive dependence on a partner, friend, or family member for emotional or psychological sustenance. Dr. Jenner’s approach to treating codependency involves using Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, a treatment method that has gained widespread popularity in recent years. He identifies the underlying causes of codependent behavior by exploring his patients’ internal “parts,” or their different emotional states, to develop strategies to break free from it. Dr. Jenner has authored numerous works on the topic and offers online therapy services to assist individuals in developing healthy relationships and achieving emotional independence.