Reclaiming Your Sense of Self After Codependency

Codependency can develop for many reasons: an addiction or chronic illness in the family, an attachment disorder from past trauma, or having lived in a dysfunctional environment, among others. Codependency is even transmittable, passing down from parent to child, and from partner to partner. Mental Health America defines codependency as an “emotional and behavioural conditionContinue reading “Reclaiming Your Sense of Self After Codependency”

What to Do When You Struggle With Neediness

We sometimes get to a place where we need help. Depending on how we grew up, we can react to this place in several different ways. Those who had a secure, trusting attachment to a parental figure are more likely to feel safe asking for help as adults. If you developed a more avoidant attachmentContinue reading “What to Do When You Struggle With Neediness”

Anxiety and Codependency

I’d like to talk about one of the causes of anxiety that doesn’t get a lot of press: codependency. I have personally struggled with it since childhood, and only since seeing it for what it is have I been able to heal from the bewildering cycle of fear, torment, and shame that codependency creates.  Continue reading “Anxiety and Codependency”