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

How To Know If You’re Dating a Narcissist

Know Youre Dating a Narcissist

When we hesitate to disagree and not express disappointment, irritation, or hurt feelings, we gradually disappear, and like Echo, we only echo what the narcissist believes and wants to hear.

12 Signs You Have A Toxic Parent and How To Deal With It

Signs You Have A Toxic Parent and How To Deal With It

When we grow up with dysfunctional parenting, we may not recognize it as such. It feels familiar and normal. We may be in denial and not realize that we’ve been abused emotionally, particularly if our material needs were met.

Changing Codependent Dynamics in Abusive Relationships

Changing Codependent Dynamics Abusive Relationships

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.

Sibling Bullying and Abuse: Signs and Effects

Sibling Bullying and Abuse

Sibling abuse is the most common but least reported abuse in the family. Prevalence is higher than spousal or child abuse combined with consequences well into adulthood similar parent-child abuse.

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