Do you often try to make others happy and seek their approval? Are you the person that people go to for help with their problems? Or do you stay in unhealthy relationships because you're afraid of being alone?
Codependency is a condition that affects one's ability to maintain healthy relationships by prioritizing the needs of others over their own. It can cause individuals to neglect their own well-being and seek validation from others to feel good about themselves. Codependency can develop in any type of relationship, including romantic, familial, or friendships, and can stem from a variety of factors, including upbringing, past trauma, and low self-esteem. Seeking help is crucial as it can negatively impact mental health and overall quality of life.
Here are five ways to break away from codependency in a relationship:
There are several resources and people that can provide the support you need: a therapist or counsellor, support groups, trusted friends and family members, self-help books and online resources.
Remember, seeking support is a sign of strength and can help you break free from the cycle of codependency and improve your overall well-being.