Codependency can show up in your romantic relationships and/or family relationships. Individuals who struggle with codependency often have a partner or family member that suffer with mental illness or addiction. This is because codependency is often an adaptive behavior for coping with a loved one who is unwell. Sometimes these patterns of behavior can be passed on through generations without conscious awareness.
When considering if you identify with this cluster of behaviors, it is important to avoid negative self-judgment. The behaviors often stem from a loving desire to care for others, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, it can cause problems in the form of conflict and affect one’s ability to feel secure and confident. We want to recognize these behaviors and increase our awareness to effectively address codependency.
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