Lisa A. Romano specializes in helping others heal from codependency, narcissistic abuse, emotional neglect, psychological invisibility, and alike. She believes that all dysfunctional thinking is a product of childhood brainwashing, and that programming can be changed through a commitment to self-awareness. Codependency is a way of relating to others that is rooted in non-self-identity. Codependents seek validation outside of themselves in all that they do, unconscious that they are repeating the cycles of childhood. Because they were taught that their emotions are insignificant, codependents do not know how to check in with their own emotions for guidance. Sadly codependents attract people who demand to be validated in the relationship and thus continue the abuse of invisibility. For educational purposes only.