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Overcoming Codependency; Here Are Simple Ways

Overcoming Codependency; Here Are Simple Ways

Overcoming Codependency; Here Are Simple Ways

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;

  1. You do beyond what you can normally do just to make sure your partner is happy. On occasions where your partner is wrong, you avoid confrontation just because you fear they would get angry.
  2. You are always worried about what impression your partner has of you.
  3. You are not paying any attention to taking care of yourself and getting just enough respect from your partner.
  4. Ignoring relationship vices which your partner exhibits such as jealousy, dishonesty, cheating and being possessive.

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.

  1. If your current relationship is not building you to be stronger but rather continues to make your week every day, you should look within yourself and at your behavior. You surely will figure out exactly where things are wrong.
  2. Taking care of yourself is one important thing that you owe yourself, and there is absolutely nothing wrong in doing that. You should never feel guilty about taking care of yourself and in some cases, put yourself first. It is when you are adequately taken care of that you can take care of another person.
  3. By not asking for help, you are not doing yourself any good. It is wrong to think that getting help is a sign of weakness. This perception is wrong, and this is what a lot of people in relationships seem to think. Seeking help from friends, counselors or even couples therapy Orlando experts can help you make your relationship less toxic.

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.

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Heather Oller

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.

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