The Enabler: When Helping Hurts the One you Love

Angelyn Miller

“The Enabler: When Helping Hurts the Ones You Love” sheds light on the complexities of co-dependency, particularly enabling behaviors. Even in families without chemical dependency, co-dependency can thrive. Miller’s personal experience—despite neither she nor her husband drinking—reveals the same destructive dynamic. Her journey involves a pivotal realization: helping isn’t always helpful. By altering her responses to family crises and neediness, she breaks free from the cycle of co-dependency. Through practical techniques and hope, Miller guides readers toward transforming enabling relationships into healthier ones.

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