Everyone needs support and encouragement from others and it’s normal to want those that you care about to think the best of you, but when the scale tips into needing that affirmation in order to feel normal, the cycle of codependency has begun. Like other disorders that plague families, codependency breeds itself within the walls…


Codependency occurs when a person focuses on another’s behavior and problems as a means of avoiding his own issues or pain. It is common for friends and family members of alcoholics or drug addicts to become enmeshed in codependency. To enhance recovery from this style of interaction, it is important to find a codependency support…


Everyone needs support and encouragement from others and it’s normal to want those that you care about to think the best of you, but when the scale tips into needing that affirmation in order to feel normal, the cycle of codependency has begun. Like other disorders that plague families, codependency breeds itself within the walls…


Step One became reality for me in August 1993. The month and the year I finally hit the emotional, physical, and mental bottom of the grave I’d been digging for myself. For me, Step One was the admission that I had played god in my life for 33 years, and as a self-made god, I…


Codependency occurs when a person focuses on another’s behavior and problems as a means of avoiding his own issues or pain. It is common for friends and family members of alcoholics or drug addicts to become enmeshed in codependency. To enhance recovery from this style of interaction, it is important to find a codependency support…


Identify if any other disorders feed codependency and see if they exist in the home. Often someone who is codependent fuels problems such as alcoholism or other addictions and is physically or emotionally abusive family members. Codependency is difficult to break unless the family addresses the underlying issues in the household to deal with codependency.…


The month and the year I finally hit the emotional, physical, and mental bottom of the grave I’d been digging for myself. For me, Step One was the admission that I had played god in my life for 33 years, and as a self-made god, I was completely inadequate, my life completely unmanageable. Admitting to…


Everyone needs support and encouragement from others and it’s normal to want those that you care about to think the best of you, but when the scale tips into needing that affirmation in order to feel normal, the cycle of codependency has begun. Like other disorders that plague families, codependency breeds itself within the walls…


When codependency became an official term in the 1970s, its original aim was to understand family dynamics when one person is struggling with alcoholism. Codependency is often considered synonymous with the term “enabler”; however, in the past couple of decades, the definition of what is considered codependent behavior has been widely expanded. Read on to…


You feel your heart pounding. You know this person is hurting you and destroying your self-esteem but you just can’t seem to get away. It seems like you are drawn to them by some unknown force of nature. Even the tiny bits of attention or “love” that they bestow upon feel like glimmerings of hope…