We codependents must choose to look sincerely into ourselves, come to understand our deeper, unconscious motives and heal wounds we might not even be aware. Until then, we will likely be locked into a specific relationship pattern that results in suffering and unrealized goals, aspirations and dreams.
Lastly, I hope this book inspires and instructs mental health practitioners who desire to lead their clients in the direction of healthy, affirming and mutual romantic love. With a more complete understanding of Codependency and the Emotional Manipulation Disorders, mental health practitioners should have greater opportunities to help their adult clients to overcome their destructive and dysfunctional relationship patterns.
Disclaimer: this book stays true to its own continuum of self theory. It does not attempt to give an exhaustive explanation of all the forces that result in habitual/persistent dysfunctional relationships.
At the end of the day, I am a therapist who is emotionally invested in the lives of my clients. The following prose communicates my desire to help my clients find their “oasis” of freedom and hope.
“If hope and happiness always seem a tomorrow away,
If too many days end in sadness and a lack of fulfillment,
If your heart and your mind speak different languages,
If love of self and others seems to be beyond your grasp,
If you live in a desert of sadness and loneliness,
but seek an oasis of freedom and hope, I can help.”
Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC,CADC
3325 Arlington Heights Rd., Ste 400B
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 749-0514 ext. 12