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When a Man Overdoses, Why Do We Blame the Spouse?

Seemingly without reason or rhyme, when a famous man fails and dies, somehow our cultural grief shifts to wives and girlfriends who “couldn’t save them.”
Author: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Posted: September 24, 2018, 9:48 pm

Cheating by Any Other Nameā€¦ Micro-Cheating is Still Cheating

The difference between micro-cheating and full-blown infidelity lies not in the specifics of the sextracurricular act, but in how profoundly the lies and secrets about that behavior impact the betrayed partner when he or she finds out.
Author: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Posted: September 5, 2018, 4:55 pm

With Addiction, Healing Best Occurs in Community

Addicts are people who’ve lost control over their relationship with a substance or behavior. They use when they don’t want to. They use when they have promised themselves and others...
Author: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Posted: August 13, 2018, 6:50 pm

Treating Female and Teen Sex Addicts: An Interview with Marnie C. Ferree LMFT, CSAT

Effectively treating sexually addicted/compulsive teens requires family involvement. But families are often reluctant to participate.
Author: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Posted: July 24, 2018, 3:11 pm

My Latest Articles on Psychology Today

Codependence: Is It Time for a New Model?

With prodependence, clinicians need not find that something is wrong with caregiving loved ones of an addict in the early stages of treatment.
Author: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Posted: September 17, 2018, 10:41 pm

Her Cheating Heart: Understanding Why She Cheated on You

There is a common misperception that it’s only men who step out on their partners, and that women are always faithful.
Author: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Posted: August 29, 2018, 5:24 pm

From Codependence to Prodependence

The codependence model is flawed. Let’s try something new: prodependence.
Author: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Posted: August 6, 2018, 6:19 pm

Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency

If our approach to loved ones of addicts alienates them before they can take advantage of the care and insight we can offer, then maybe we need to change our methodology.
Author: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Posted: July 16, 2018, 10:37 pm