Codependency

Changing Codependent Dynamics in Abusive Relationships

Codependents’ reactive role amplifies their focus on their partner, while they hide who they are. They increasingly try to control the uncontrollable, sacrifice themselves, and try harder to please and be accepted.

Detaching: How To Let Go with Love

Detaching is a way of separating the unhealthy emotional glue that keeps us fused in a codependent relationship.

Narcissists And The Codependency Dance

The world of psychology uses “the codependency dance” to describe the intimate relationship between two very broken, dysfunctional, opposing, but balanced people: the fixer and the people-pleaser (the codependent), and the controller and taker (the narcissist).

Codependency in Toxic Relationships: Symptoms, Signs and How To Recover

Codependency can be an unhealthy side-effect of a toxic relationship with a narcissist.

Traumatic Bonding: How A Narcissistic Relationship Is Similar To Stockholm Syndrome

Narcissistic relationships are considered toxic for a reason, and why it is never a good idea to be in one.

Become A Relationship Superhero: How To Turn Insecurity Into A Superpower

Insecurity is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges to overcome in a relationship.

Here’s What You Need to Understand About Codependency

Codependency is usually misunderstood. Originally used as a label to identify families of alcoholics and substance abuse, today it is identified as a psychological construct of dysfunctional relationships.

8 Ways We Sabotage Love

Fear of not being loved is the greatest reason we don’t find love and sabotage it in our relationships.

The Dependency Paradox: How Being Dependent Makes You Independent

"Building a supportive and nurturing relationship with our partner can help us create a stable base that makes us more independent and enables to pursue our dreams. This is the dependency paradox."

Empaths and Co-Dependency: What it Means and How to Let Go

Empaths can often get them into toxic relationship equations with victims and narcissists

Codependency Addiction: Stages of Disease and Recovery

Codependency has been referred to as “relationship addiction” or “love addiction.” The focus on others helps to alleviate our pain and inner emptiness, but in ignoring ourselves, it only grows.

Are You Losing Yourself In Your Relationship? Stages of Codependency and what you can do about it

We lose ourselves gradually in small imperceptible ways. It can start with romance, when it’s normal to want to please our loved one and spend much of our time together.

THE NARCISSIST TARGET: The Myth Behind Emotional Abuse and Codependency

THE NARCISSIST TARGET: The Myth Behind Emotional Abuse and Codependency

12 Signs You Are Losing Yourself In Your Relationship

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love; Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” – Kahlil Gibran

How to Change Your Codependent Behaviors

To explore whether codependency is affecting your relationships, here are some characteristics of codependency to look out for (adapted from Melody Beattie’s book, Codependency No More):

20 Signs Your Relationship Is Hurting Your Mental Health

Is the relationship you are in, hurting your mental health and taking a toll on you emotionally and psychologically?

9 Differences Between True Love And Emotional Dependency

A relationship that is based on codependency instead of love won’t last.

6 Signs Of The Most Toxic Relationships Of All

In one of the most psychologically recognized toxic relationships, one partner craves intimacy while the other becomes uncomfortable when things get close.

10 Signs You Are In A Codependent Relationship

What may seem intense love may not be love. It may be just the fear of loneliness or having to face the world all alone. It could be the need for acceptance. Here are 10 indicators that tell if you are in a codependent relationship:

10 Great Things That Happen When You Set Boundaries

Here are some of the great things that happen when you set boundaries: