• Couples Never Fighting=Not a Good Thing

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • February 22, 2015
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    "I’m not ready to make nice, I’m not ready to back down." The Dixie Chicks If you never fight, then nobody’s home. Trouble in relationships is always about the extremes. It's just as problematic as fighting all the time because both lack respect for two people. Often couples arrive in… Continue Reading

  • Take A More Active Role in Your Own Life

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • March 2, 2012
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    Many women & some men sublimate their own needs in order to take care of others. I believe caretaking of others works best when balanced by being grounded in a solid sense of self. So many women come to my office depressed, & very disconnected from themselves after their kids… Continue Reading

  • The Movie The Fighter: Complicatedness, Addiction & Codependency

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • May 19, 2011
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    This 2010 movie is based on a true story. Mickey Ward is a boxer who has been losing when he allows his management to be left in the hands of his drug addicted brother & controlling mother. It's actually depressing to see his 7 adult sisters lined up on the… Continue Reading

  • Buried Alive in Shoulds

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • July 15, 2010
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    [caption id="attachment_1047" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Miramax[/caption] Like Uma Thurman, who is buried alive in Kill Bill 2, so many people squelch their life energy in too many 'shoulds'. 'Shoulds' can feed guilt, perfectionism, depression and codependency. 'Shoulds', rob relationships of too many necessary truths. I watch people struggle, because it seems… Continue Reading

  • Codependence & the First Celebrated Siamese Twins

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • May 5, 2009
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    The term Siamese twins originated with Chang and Eng who were born in Siam and settled in North Carolina after their world travels. Their fused liver is in the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia. The description beneath it says "Chang made the greater physical accommodation and developed a definite curvature of… Continue Reading

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