Codependency Traits And Verbal Abuse

Codependency And Verbal Abuse Many people grew up hearing a statement that went like this: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Do you think that’s really true?  Words can cause a great deal of pain to anyone and especially someone who struggles with codependency traits and/or addiction.  Today, [...]

By | February 24th, 2018|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on Codependency Traits And Verbal Abuse

Codependency, Addiction, And The Victim Mentality

Codependency, Addiction, And The Victim Mentality Codependency is defined as an unhealthy attachment to another person.  There are many characteristics associated with codependency, such as caretaking, people pleasing in order to feel appreciated, enabling, feeling insecure, fearing abandonment, controlling, manipulating, unable to accept reality, and more. Another characteristic of codependency is having a victim mentality.  [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on Codependency, Addiction, And The Victim Mentality

How You Can Help An Addicted Loved One

How You Can Help An Addicted Loved One There are many people across the nation concerned about their loved ones drinking or drugging behavior. Whether it's alcohol, drugs like pain pills or Xanax, or illegal drugs like cocaine or heroin, they're just not sure what to do to help their loved one break free from [...]

By | January 14th, 2018|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on How You Can Help An Addicted Loved One

Codependency Recovery: Rewire Your Brain

Codependency Recovery: Rewire Your Brain Perhaps you think that you can only become addicted to alcohol or a drug. Or maybe you think about addiction such as to food, porn, or sex. But, do you realize that people can become addicted to another person? The term codependency has been around for many years. It was [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on Codependency Recovery: Rewire Your Brain

Reclaim Yourself–Become Who You Are After Codependency

Reclaim Yourself--Become Who You Are After Codependency Reclaim yourself could very well be the motto of every recovering codependent. That is exactly what codependency recovery helps you do. The dynamics of codependency cause us to deny, suppress and repress our thoughts, feelings, opinions, and beliefs. We identify ourselves through other people's need for us, as well [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on Reclaim Yourself–Become Who You Are After Codependency

Gaslighting–a Codependent’s Dilemma

Gaslighting--a Codependent's Dilemma Gaslighting is a type of manipulation in which someone makes you question your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, memories, perceptions, and even your sanity. Many people with codependency are in relationships in which this occurs, especially if the partner is abusive and controlling. However, it is possible to be in a co-dependent relationship in [...]

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The Codependent Relationship—Do You Have One?

The Codependent Relationship—Do You Have One? The codependent relationship involves relatively stable patterns over a prolonged period. These patterns work out in a relationship in which one partner takes care of another. However, the caretaking is not mutual and is not limited to occasional crises. It is a one-way street relationship in which one partner [...]

By | April 2nd, 2017|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on The Codependent Relationship—Do You Have One?

Denial Patterns–Characteristics of Codependency

Denial Patterns--Characteristics of Codependency Codependent relationships involve an imbalance in which one partner 'helps' the other to the point of hurting themselves. Some of the main characteristics of codependency are feelings of low self-esteem and little sense of self-worth; compulsive behavior; abandonment fears, dependency, and difficulty knowing and asserting one's needs. Out of Touch with [...]

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Low Self-Esteem Patterns–Characteristics of Codependency

Low Self-Esteem Patterns--Characteristics of Codependency Low self-esteem patterns are characteristic in codependency. Since codependency is a form of helping others in a self-harming way, there are many patterns that develop over time that lead to poor physical and mental health. These patterns develop in relationships but become internalized and harmful to the person who attempts to [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on Low Self-Esteem Patterns–Characteristics of Codependency

Cut Toxic People From Your Life

Cut Toxic People From Your Life When you’re in recovery,  it is important who you surround yourself with. If you’ve got toxic people in your life, chances are they will suck your good energy right out of you. They will bring your mood down and maybe even cause you to think about relapsing. This could [...]

By | March 12th, 2017|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on Cut Toxic People From Your Life