The Rescuer’s Delusion

In the 1960’s Dr. Stephen Karpman first described the three reactive and problem-focused roles of Victim, Persecutor and Rescuer that he named the Drama Triangle.  One role—-that of Rescuer—-is especially familiar to us.  We often say that we are both “recovering Rescuers.” The Rescuer role is the “pain reliever” in the Drama Triangle and focuses […]