Danielle Jagoda, MA, LMFT
What is codependency
Sometimes what I see in a lot of times in my clients who are addicts is I see a lot of codependency. What is codependency, and am I codependent? And some signs of codependency are feeling that need to have to be with your partner all the time, not feeling whole or complete without having another person in your life. Codependence often have a real hard time setting emotional and physical boundaries with their partner. Their emotions are very closely linked and tied into their partner’s emotions. It’s if their partner is sad or depressed, they’re not feeling okay, then they don’t feel very okay or stable. Then if their partner is happy and joyous, they feel great, too.
Often, codependence feel the need to take care of their partner, but underneath this sometimes some resentments build about the fact that their partner maybe doesn’t give them as much as they want back.
So to really — I really advise people to be cautious and read up on codependency and look for signs and clues that they could possibly be to codependent because it’s so important to remain autonomous and to have a sense of yourself, a healthy sense of self in any relationship.
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