Is Codependency the Culprit?
Codependency means you cater to your partner or your family to the detriment of your own emotional and physical health. It creates daily stress in you, to the point where you no longer even question your choices. Would you like to learn some healthy alternatives?
ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:
- Do you feel afraid or reluctant to express your own needs?
- Do you tell yourself agreeing is the only way to maintain peace?
- Do you insist this person is the only one who can make you happy?
- Do you want to learn how to be more assertive?
CODEPENDENCY FEELS DESPERATE
In codependent relationships, you have difficulty being yourself while being in the relationship. In fact, you may have forgotten what you even like anymore. It is as if you sort of lose yourself in the other person, or your concern about pleasing them causes 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.