Ep 176- What is the Dreaded Drama Triangle and How to Get Out of It

The drama triangle is a dysfunctional pattern of interaction that perpetuates dysfunction rather than changing it. This week’s episode 176 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about the dreaded drama triangle and how to get out of it!

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In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of recognizing when you’re in a drama triangle and what role you’re playing in it, then actionable steps you can take right now to break the cycle and turn this into a positive outcome for everyone. 

Some of the talking points I go over in this episode include:

  • The 3 roles that make up the drama triangle. 
  • How each of the 3 roles play into one another to create a never-ending cycle. 
  • Sharing an example of this drama triangle that you may be able to resonate with. 
  • Using the empowerment dynamic to get out of the drama triangle. 

It is important to note that healthy people can engage in this too from time to time. Understanding the drama triangle and knowing how to escape it is beneficial for everyone to know and utilize.  Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.

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This is the podcast “Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery.” It will help people who want to heal to move from fragmented to whole.

Hi, I’m Barb! I share my experience, strength and hope from 12 step recovery in each episode. They’re all 20 minutes or less. Unlike most recovery podcasts where you hear a person’s whole story, in this one each episode is about a specific topic.

There are many life lessons from 12 step recovery that are applicable to those in and outside of recovery. This podcast brings some of those lessons to the airwaves, including such topics as learning acceptance, recognizing and overcoming victim mentality and establishing healthy boundaries.

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