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

Codependency: How Do You Fill Yourself Up?

Codependency: How Do You Fill Yourself Up? If you struggle with insecurity or are caught up on a toxic relationship/codependency, chances are you look to others to fill you up. You somehow have conditioned yourself to think that a person can fill that gaping hole in your soul; that void that incessantly nags you day [...]

By | March 11th, 2017|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on Codependency: How Do You Fill Yourself Up?

Something to Read about Codependency Recovery

Something to Read about Codependency Recovery Something to read about codependency recovery can make all the difference. And, the longer you dig into the recovery literature, the more you'll find support and inspiration for all the various stages of recovery you go through. Below are some works that may give you a new angle on [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on Something to Read about Codependency Recovery

Life Lessons from Codependency to Use in Recovery

Life Lessons from Codependency to Use in Recovery Life lessons from codependency, just like those from addiction, are hard won, but can be the firm foundation of a healthy, successful and satisfying life in recovery.  Recovery teaches us that we are more than our past experiences.  It also teaches us that we have worth, can [...]

By | February 26th, 2017|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on Life Lessons from Codependency to Use in Recovery

Dysfunctional Compassion–When Caring Becomes Impairment

Dysfunctional Compassion--When Caring Becomes Impairment Dysfunctional compassion occurs when we feel for and tend to the suffering of others to the point of causing harm to others or ourselves. It is always a risk for people in caregiving professions and those who love people with chronic and unrelenting need. Among those who serve the needs [...]

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5 Signs You’re Dealing With Codependency

5 Signs You’re Dealing With Codependency Codependency is an issue that plagues many relationships, as it is an unhealthy attachment to an individual. This person could be your partner, parent, child, friend, coworker, and so on. You may hear the term codependency a lot in the recovery niche, as the term arose from two addicts [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on 5 Signs You’re Dealing With Codependency

Codependency: Arm Yourself With Detachment

Codependency: Arm Yourself With Detachment If you struggle with codependent characteristics, then detachment is a key area you ought to get familiar with. Detach from what? Reality? People you love? If you’re relying on others for your sense of self-worth, then a healthy detachment from them will be necessary in order to grow. Some codependents [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on Codependency: Arm Yourself With Detachment

Stages Of Codependency

Stages Of Codependency Since codependency is essentially an addiction to a person, it requires recovery just like any addiction. It requires the removal of the addiction, or detachment, and steps to get at the emotional baggage that is left; to face the emotional wounds and pain of a lifetime, embrace them, process them, and finally [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on Stages Of Codependency

Codependency and Setting Boundaries

Codependency and Setting Boundaries Boundaries are important in relationships, as they allow you to be assertive and stand up for yourself emotionally, physically, and sexually. For the codependent or enmeshed relationship, boundaries will not be set or if they are, they will be permeable. This is not healthy for the individuals or the relationship. Trouble [...]

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Addicted to a Loved One’s Addiction – It can Happen

Addicted to a Loved One’s Addiction – It can Happen   Sometimes, we become addicted to a loved one’s addiction. It happens before we even know what’s going on, and it can be fairly frustrating because the situation becomes so sneaky. Since when did trying to help someone we love become so dangerous? How can [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on Addicted to a Loved One’s Addiction – It can Happen