SCRC: What is Enabling Behavior?
What is Enabling Behavior? In the true sense of the word, to enable is to supply with the means, knowledge, or opportunity to be or do something — to make feasible or possible. In its true form, then, Enabling behavior means something positive. It’s our natural instinct to reach out and help someone we love when they are down or having problems. However, when we apply it to certain problems in living such as addiction, chronic financial trouble, codependency, certain forms of chronic depression — enabling behaviors have the reverse effect of what is intended. After watching the video, open the document in the attachment section and journal about how this relates to you or your loved one.