Codependence often stems from behaviors that we learn in childhood. For instance, if you felt like your grades were never good enough for your parents, you might have bent over backward to get good grades even if it meant that you weren’t getting enough sleep because you had to study constantly. You are sacrificing your own needs (sleep) to please someone else (parents). Many people repeat the same pattern of behavior into adulthood.
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You might think that boundaries are unnecessary. Maybe you feel that limits will stifle the spontaneity in your relationship. However, all healthy relationships need boundaries. Boundaries are like a road map for your relationship.Read More
It's not selfish to take care of yourself. I remember this when my critic tries to call me selfish as I watch a movie by myself in the bedroom (I am an introvert and rejuvenate when I have time to myself). What do you need to remind yourself when you take time to feel peace and joy, create and play, rejuvenate and refresh?Read More
So, codependency stems from – and leads to more – unhealthy relationships. One of the most prominent unwholesome characteristics of codependency is caretaking.Read More
What is a Codependent Relationship? Look for these signs…Read More