I have read numerous articles on dealing with addiction in the family and keep coming across the term enabler. I have no idea what an enabler is.
Answered: 2017-12-01 09:52:50
Being an enabler is the act of allowing someone to have empowerment over you. A good example is if a co-worker doesn't come into work and you work his or her shift. By doing this you're enabling that person not to work.
The term enabling, said often by psychologists is used to describe the ways members of a family respond to an addicted member. Rather than to let an addict experience the consequences for his or her behavior, enablers tire themselves while trying to protect the individual.