Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT
Darlene Lancer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an expert author on relationships and codependency. She's counseled individuals and couples for 30 years and coaches internationally. Her books and other online booksellers and her website
Codependents’ reactive role amplifies their focus on their partner, while they hide who they are. They increasingly try to control the uncontrollable, sacrifice themselves, and try harder to please and be accepted.
Most of us seek someone to love or to love us. We don’t think about cultivating self-love or realize that love originates within.
Did you know, your partner can control your brain? A new study sheds light on how other people influence our minds.
Sons of narcissistic mothers don’t feel loved for who they are, but only for what they can do for their parent’s approval.
Although we all seek love, we may unwittingly damage or derail it.
Toxic Shame creates false beliefs about ourselves others can’t refute and silently eats away at our spontaneity and confidence
Is self-love narcissistic? Is some narcissism healthy? Find out what when and how narcissism can be helpful and what makes it toxic