Getting Over Codependency: Why and How

Have you ever felt lost in a relationship? If so, you should know that the relationship might become codependent. A codependent relationship can make you lose yourself with lower self-esteem and self-worth.

If you are in any such relationship, there is an urgent need to get out of it before you completely lose your sense of self. To do that, you need to accept the dynamic of your relationship and work on several factors.

Here is everything you need to know about codependency and what measures can help you get out of it.

What is Codependency?

It is a dysfunctional relationship where an individual depends on another individual with a pathological addiction. This can be seen in romantic relationships as well as among family members. An individual relies on the other in all aspects, including mentally, emotionally, physically, and/or spiritually.

There can be several signs to recognize a codependent relationship, like being over-conscious around a person to avoid conflicts, apologizing for mistakes you didn’t make, doing things that make you uncomfortable to please them, losing the sense of yourself in the relationship, and more.

Why is recovering from it essential?

Since a codependent relationship makes you lose a sense of yourself, it becomes necessary to recover from it. You learn the difference between interdependency and codependency, and your self-worth is improved. Self-empowerment is also a considerable part of codependency therapy services. You get a sense of yourself and a lot more.

How to Heal from Codependency?

Here are some tips you can follow to get out of a codependent relationship with the help of a Complex Trauma Certified Recovery Coach:

  • Recognize your needs

There are things you do out of fear and avoidance. You must recognize them and do things out of likeness and your needs. This small act will help you feel empowered.

  • Work on clear communication

Be courageous enough to deny what you feel isn’t right. Since you have been extremely kind with fulfilling their wishes, even if it makes you uncomfortable, communication will help you prioritize yourself.

  • Practice self-love

Be accepting of your feelings and try to avoid self-judgment. Acknowledge what you feel to be correct and celebrate your little achievements.

Wrapping up

You can also use other tools like learning to set boundaries and focus on self-care. It is necessary to know that it isn’t entirely your fault, and you deserve to be self-reliant. For the same, you can seek help from a Complex Trauma Certified Recovery Coach.

At Jennifer Kindera Coaching, I help my clients get through internalized shame and trauma by creating a safe and inclusive space. Get in touch with me to take your first step in the healing journey.

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