1. Way of encouraging a person to meet their own needs and desires. 2. Process where aperson unwittingly aids a person's negative behaviour. See enabler.

ENABLING: "Joe was enabling Lyn to keep up her pathological behaviour."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ENABLING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/enabling/ (accessed October 16, 2021).