Different people have different means of coping in relationships, and often, we have seen the selfless ones who put the needs of their partner(s) before theirs. Being selfless is good but in a relationship, being overly selfless could make the relationship toxic to you. This is known as Codependency, and it is a situation in which you tend to always put the needs of your partner before yours. It is not healthy, and it has been a lingering problem that we have seen in couples’ therapy Orlando sessions. Codependency occurs when an individual has the fear of being left alone or the need to keep their partner happy all the time just so the relationship can continue to exist. This usually leads to a toxic relationship in which the partner that is doing the most get hurt most of the time. Below are some of the ways to know if you are in a codependent relationship;
Any or all of the above spell nothing but danger to you and your being. You can however get out of this toxic relationship situation. You can follow some of the reliable tips below which have been seen to work in couples’ therapy Orlando in overcoming codependency.
To overcome codependency, the most important thing is to understand that it is not always up to you to compromise in the relationship. You should also make sure your partner is on the same emotional level with you so you can live a life filled with love and respect while being with that person.
Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.