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The Good Baggage Podcast

Sep 26, 2023

One of the most prevalent impacts of our difficult childhoods is codependency. When we think of codependency, we tend to think of people pleasing or approval seeking, but those are symptoms of the deeper issue. Codependency at its core, is a loss of self.

We do not have a clear sense of who we are and so we seek to...

Sep 19, 2023

For better or worse, one of the people most affected by our childhood difficulties, will be the person we marry.

In this episode we talk with my own wife, Sharon Miller, about her experience being married to an adult child of dysfunction. She shares how our relationship has been impacted by my childhood, how she has...

Sep 12, 2023

No one is born with good communication skills. It is something we all must learn. Since most of us are not taught to communicate well, we usually just repeat what we saw. 

For those of us who grew up in difficult circumstances, repeating what we saw most likely will not be good for our relationships. In this episode we...

Sep 5, 2023

Growing up in a dysfunctional context often causes us to bend our identity toward what will make us most acceptable and most pleasing to those more powerful than us. As children, this was necessary for our survival. But now as adults, people-pleasing is a prison. 

In this episode we talk with Karen Ehman, author of When...