Healing after Codependency—Another Aspect

Healing after Codependency—Another Aspect Healing after codependency takes us on an often surprising journey. Most of us who have had one particularly painful relationship in which we were immersed in codependence, understand the many layers of healing needed and the struggles involved. When we leave a painful relationship in which we have been codependent, we [...]

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Excessive Self-Involvement—the Hidden Agenda of Codependency

Excessive Self-Involvement—the Hidden Agenda of Codependency Excessive self-involvement is the core of codependency. However, it's easily overlooked, hidden in the outer trappings of sacrifice for the sake of others. Codependents and onlookers alike see codependent behavior as other-directed and even pathologically altruistic, but still the product of a 'big heart' and interest in the well-being [...]

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Codependency: Step One

Codependency: Step One “We admitted we were powerless over others- that our lives had become unmanageable.” Oftentimes when there is an addiction going on in a family, there is some codependency going on too. Codependency can be defined as an unhealthy relationship between two people. That relationship can have certain characteristics that define it, making [...]

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Codependency: Are You Trying to Rescue Your Partner?

Codependency: Are You Trying to Rescue Your Partner? Helping others is great. I admonish everyone to be thoughtful and helpful, but for those inclined to act out on codependency characteristics, it is important to watch yourself here. After all, codependent people tend to get too much of their worth and approval by helping others.  Yes, [...]

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Codependency: Are You Getting Your Worth From Others?

Codependency: Are You Getting Your Worth From Others? Codependency can be a tricky thing. It’s alright to feel appreciated when another person values and appreciates you. The tricky part is if you come to rely on another person’s approval  for your own feeling of self-worth. Can you feel good about yourself even when your partner [...]

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Ending Codependency Once and For All

Ending Codependency Once and For All Codependency can be defined a number of ways, but for me, it was defined by a toxic relationship with myself and with my partner. I remember the moment I finally succumbed to how codependency was ruining my life. I found myself crying uncontrollably sitting on my bed while on [...]

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Codependency Recovery Begins With Pain

Codependency Recovery Begins With Pain Codependency is a term that you may or may not be familiar with, but it is fairly common in relationships. Many define codependency as an unhealthy relationship with another person, such as your partner, parent, friend, and so on.  There are various characteristics associated with it, such as low self-esteem, [...]

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Recovery Genesis–When It Finally All Happens

Codependency Recovery Genesis--When It Finally All Happens Codependency recovery genesis is a stage of recovery first talked about in the codependency recovery movement. Authors such as Timmen Cermak and Melody Beatty have written about the stages of codependency recovery that describe the recovery process of many. They describe the dynamics of each particular stage as [...]

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Mutually Supportive Relationships

Mutually Supportive Relationships Mutually supportive relationships are relationship gold. They are what we strive for when we seek recovery from codependency, and in general, what we seek as we consciously develop healthy relationships of all types. On the other hand, codependent relationships find us interacting on a one-way street with other people. If we are [...]

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