Do you give your best to your marriage, only to find your best is never enough?
The word codependency was first used to describe the similarities found between people who lived with and took care of a drug-addicted or alcoholic partner or parent. Signs of codependency then slowly expanded to describe people who could not function on their own.
Today, codependency has come to describe a pattern of emotionally dependent behaviour, particularly in relationships and in marriage.
The truth is, codependents are often highly capable and independent people. They often take care of others while failing to love and emotionally fulfil themselves. Consequently what codependents struggle with is emotional independence.
Although not listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, codependency is a serious pattern of learned dysfunctional behaviour. Codependency often results in chronic psychosomatic illness due to the codependent feeling unloved. In this sense, it could even be said that codependency kills.
If you struggle to form stable relationships with others — you may benefit from studying the Signs of Codependency in yourself and in your marriage.
Signs of Codependency in Your Marriage . . .
Are You Married to a Codependent?
Do you live with someone who is always wanting to talk about your feelings and your relationship? If so we want to help bring peace and security to your home . . . Codependency In Your Marriage
Signs of Codependence in Yourself
Do you feel you give you best to your family and marriage, but your best is never enough? Signs of Your Codependency
You may also like to read through our Codependency Traits Checklist which you can view online at our other website. Please come back to this page once you have completed reading that page and do our free intro tutorial on the home page of this website. Don’t let codependency ruin your life!
10 Steps to Overcome
Do you feel your partner has stolen your happiness? Is your life spent waiting for them to call?
Please Talk to Me
My husband never wants to talk to me is the most common complaint I hear . . . Why codependents struggle with conversation skills.
The NC Marriage
Are Narcissism & Codependency Destroying Your Marriage?
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