So, look out for the signs in your relationship. Do you over-give or take care of your person in a way to keep them happy or to protect them? Are you dependent on that caregiving for your own happiness? Are you struggling with who you are in the world? Can you not talk about any of it with your partner? If any, or all, of these signs, are present, you might very well be being codependent in your relationship.
I can tell you that codependency doesn’t have to be forever and it doesn’t have to mean the death of a relationship. If both parties recognize the codependent behavior and are willing to make a change, a good therapist or life coach can work with you to alter your behaviors. That being said, if only one person wants to make a change, chances are that the relationship will stay codependent and toxic.
So, take a good look at the state of your relationship so that you can decide if you want to stay and make it work or get on with your life, toward finding a healthy relationship so that you can be happy!
You can do it!
Written By: Mitzi Bockmann Originally Appeared On: Let Your Dreams Begin
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a codependent relationship?
Being in a codependent relationship means that one is in a type of toxic relationship where they act as a caregiver while the other takes advantage of the situation.
How to stop being codependent in your relationship?
Prioritizing yourself is one of the most effective methods to overcome becoming codependent in relationships. Going out and doing something you enjoy without having to worry about your partner’s reaction.