(n) one that aids another in achieving an end;

negatively, one who aids another in self-destructive, immature, or wrong behavior by providing support, excuses, or by shielding the person from the consequences of their behavior.

Enabling is often confused with love and/or protection. It is neither. It is weakness.

Enabling may win favor or a reprieve. Unfortunately, it ultimately garners disrespect.

Enabling not only broadcasts



and a lack of character

but also encourages the other person to remain wrong, undeveloped, and thus, insignificant.

No one loves or respects the person who allows him to hang himself.

Select realistic, right standards and stand firm in them.


Be especially careful of what you accept, support, and defend.