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White knights--also known as rescuers, fixers, or enablers-are men or women who are attracted to seemingly weak, damaged, and vulnerable partners.The White Knight Syndromeidentifies and explores this common relationship pattern and helps these individuals build the skills they need to develop healthy, balanced relationships.
Mary C. Lamia, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Marin County, CA, and a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. Marilyn J. Krieger, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Marin County, CA.
Table of Contents
The Contemporary White Knight
Behind the Motivation to Rescue
Who This Book Is For
Why We Wrote This Book
What This Book Covers
White Knight Basics
White Knight Commonalities
The Rescuer Who May Also Be the Rescued
The White Knight Syndrome
The White Knightin Training
Attachment and Your Brain
Relationships Create Beliefs
Taking the Blame
Shame and Inadequacy
The Little White Knight Grows Up
Heart of the Knight
The Altruism-Empathy Connection
Empathy and the Brain
Empathy and the White Knight
White Knight Altruism
The Complexity of Motivation
White Knight Self-Protection
Protecting Your Self
Trapped in the Armor: A White Knight's Dream
Knight Stories: The Overly Empathic White Knight
Overly Empathic Patterns
Knight Stories: The Tarnished White Knight
Knight Stories: The Terrorizing/Terrified White Knight
The Two Categories of Rescued Partners
White Knight or Rescued: Who Is Who?
Variations of the Rescued
The Balanced Rescuer
Balanced Rescuer Patterns
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