CODEPENDENCY

codependency

Are You Ignoring Your Own Needs?

Are giving support to your partner or your family to the detriment of your own mental, emotional, and physical health?  Would you like to learn some healthy alternatives?

ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:

1. Do you sometimes feel reluctant to express your needs?
2. Do you tell yourself that these behaviors are the only way to maintain peace?
3. Do you insist to yourself that this person is the only one who can make you happy?
4. Do you understand the difference between assertiveness and aggressiveness?

This form of anxiety often means you spend a ton of time trying to conform to your partner’s or your family’s wishes. One thing you have to learn is the difference between codependence and interdependence.

WHAT IS CODEPENDENCE VS INTERDEPENDENCE?

In codependent relationships, you may have difficulty being yourself while being in the relationship. It is as if you sort of lose yourself in the other person, or your fears of losing them cause you to act in ways you regret.

In fact, you cannot be both in a relationship and totally independent. The challenge is to be interdependent, recognizing that you need your partner and your partner needs you… but both of you also need to be individuals, with your own interests and quirks.

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Let’s untangle those anxious thoughts together.