Codependency: When People Become Addictive


Codependency is an unconscious attempt to try to replace one's own needs with concern for another person, or in come cases, with one's work.  It is never really successful, but when one is in the grip of unpleasant feelings about oneself - such as fear, shame, loneliness or anxiety - focusing on someone or something else can seem to temporarily make our problems seem more tolerable.

Unfortunate, codependency can be psychologically and physically addictive.  This is why some people stay in relationships way too long, or put up with circumstances that they would never want a friend or loved one to endure.  Fortunately, with support and dedication, codependency can be overcome.  When this happens, positive changes that one would not have imagined possible will begin to occur.

Here's to living in your own best interest,