Enabling behavior is born out of our instinct for love.
It's only natural to want to help someone we love, but when it comes to certain problems -- helping is like throwing a match on a pool of gas.
She met a boy in college who showed her the world of drugs and she became an addict.
A reported 78 million Americans have witnessed alcoholism in a family member. American culture promotes the use of alcohol with an “everybody’s doing it” mentality.
In the true sense of the word, to enable is to supply with the means, knowledge, or opportunity to be or do something -- to make feasible or possible.
In it's true form, then, Enabling behavior means something positive.
Hi all I have just joined this site as I'm in a new relationship with someone with a diagnosed cyclothymic bipolar guy who is medicated with lithium.
I'm sorry if this is too long but this is all very bizarre to me!