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What is an enabler in a relationship?

Questions > Category: Intervention > What is an enabler in a relationship?
Asked: 2017-11-29 11:25:26

 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.

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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.


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Answered: 2017-11-30 08:00:46

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.


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