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When You Are You Codependent

There are few things that all humans have in common, whether they know it or not. All humans are codependent in various ways and degrees. Codependency can be described as a person becoming lost, obsessed, and overly involved with another person and their problems at the expense of your own needs. As a person gives so much of themselves to another, they become lost and out of balance. Stress Free Counseling provides codependency counseling to restore balance to your relationships.

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Setting Boundaries

Many people have a healthy sense of codependency that comes with life's relationships. A good example of this is loving parents who spend a lot of time providing for their children or people who care for aging parents. These are noble goals, but the trick is to balance others' needs with your own. If you don't know how to set healthy boundaries or act like a people-pleaser because you don't want to disappoint, problems will often occur.

Recovery Is Possible

Codependents can learn to recognize their symptoms, change destructive behaviors and learn to value themselves. While there are hundreds of symptoms of codependency, read the list below to see if you recognize the most common ones in yourself. If you do, please give us a call. We are here to help!

Questions to Ask Yourself about Codependency

  • Do you help others at the expense of your own well-being?
  • Have you stayed in abusive relationships too long?
  • Do you say yes when sometimes you mean no?
  • Do you not want to let others down?
  • Do your social relationships suffer because all of your time is invested in one person?
  • Do you give yourself sexually when you don't want to?
  • Do you take blame for things that aren't your fault?
  • Do you fear rejection?
  • Do you always have to be perfect?
  • Do you have problems setting boundaries at work and relationships?
  • Do you run away from problems?
  • Do you take care of an addict or alcoholic often neglecting yourself?
  • Do you cover up someone's behaviors or problems (enabling)?
  • Do you sabotage relationships?
  • Are you challenged by trust issues?
  • Do you feel guilty and resentful because others get their way with you?
  • Do you take on more tasks and problems to avoid hurting others?
  • Are you attracted to needy people?
  • Do you feel angry, victimized, unappreciated, and used?
  • Do you come from a troubled, repressed, or dysfunctional family?
  • Do you blame yourself for everything?
  • Do you reject compliments or praise?
  • Do you think you're not quite good enough?
  • Do you take things personally?
  • Are you afraid of making mistakes?
  • Do you feel a lot of guilt?
  • Do you believe you don't deserve good things and happiness?
  • Do you try and prove you are good enough to other people?
  • Do you push thoughts and feelings out of your awareness because of fear and guilt?
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