Are you co-dependent?

Are you struggling with co-dependency in your relationships?

#Co-dependency is a term loosely used to describe people who feel extreme amounts of dependence on certain loved ones in their lives, and who feel responsible for the feelings and actions of those loved ones’.  

When you are co-dependent, you lose your #“authentic self” you arrange your feelings, thoughts, and actions around something or someone other than yourself.  

Sings that you are co-dependent can manifest for you when you are functioning for other people, if you are a caretaker, or you might be the person who people always depend on and who always gets things done. It also lays underneath addictions.

Some signs of codependency include:

  • A need to be liked by everyone
  • Having a hard time saying no
  • Having poor internal and external boundaries
  • Always feeling compelled to take care of people
  • A need for control, especially over others
  • Denying one’s own needs, thoughts, and feelings in place of what others need, think, or feel.
  • Trouble sharing one’s feelings honestly
  • Fixating on mistakes
  • A need to always be in a relationship
  • Intimacy issues
  • Confusing love (secure attachment) and pity
  • Fear of abandonment
  • Emotional reactivity (easily triggered)

I understand co-dependency well and how you can recover; I understand co-dependency and the confusion arising from it. We can work together with the aim of supporting you to overcome the obstacles that co-dependency creates and to help you be more in touch with your own authentic self. 

Warmly Sharron

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