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“But They Need Me!”

photo credit: Stephen Glauser It can be difficult once we have identified ourselves as Rescuers to stop taking responsibility for someone we’re in the habit of rescuing. Exactly how hard it is to refrain from care-taking them depends on how much they have come to rely on, even expect us to rescue them. They may really believe it is our job to take care of

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Are You Promoting Autonomy or Dependence?

photo credit: photographerpandora How do we find the balance between codependent “rescuing” and “cold detachment”? This is a question we must ask anytime we step into a service oriented relationship with another. It is the question we must ask at every level – from our personal relations right up to the level of national and international affairs. Whenever we face a decision about “helping” others

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