Codependency is a type of relationship pattern in which an individual becomes overly invested in, and dependent on, a partner or loved one. This can manifest in a variety of ways, such as sacrificing one's own needs and desires for the sake of the other person, enabling unhealthy behaviors, and feeling responsible for the other person's happiness.
Do you put the needs of others before your own?
Do you have difficulty setting boundaries in your relationships?
Do you feel responsible for the happiness of others?
Do you have difficulty identifying and expressing your own feelings and needs?
Do you have a fear of abandonment or rejection?
Codependency can be caused by a variety of factors, including past traumatic experiences, such as childhood abuse or neglect, as well as past relationships that ended poorly.
Social anxiety, attachment disorders, and personality disorders can also contribute to codependency.
Treatment for codependency typically involves therapy and counseling.
Therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychoanalytic therapy can help individuals to identify and address the underlying causes of their codependency.
Techniques such as mindfulness, emotional regulation, and assertiveness training can also be used to help individuals improve their ability to set boundaries and take care of their own needs.
If you are struggling with codependency, it is important to consult with a therapist or counselor to determine the underlying cause and develop an effective treatment plan.
At Global Therapy Inc., our experienced therapists can work with you to help you understand your codependency and develop strategies to improve your ability to form healthy, balanced relationships.
Book an appointment and start on your journey to better mental health.