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How to Recover From Codependency
It is difficult to have the knowledge that someone that you hold dear is having a hard time with extending love to themselves.
With love you need to establish the boundaries and show respect. However there are some who are not adept at doing so because they have fallen in love with an addict. There are many who after some time become co-dependents in their romantic relationships because of this inability to establish boundaries. They end up sacrificing their needs and wants for this person. This makes the relationship that they engage in a one-sided one and thus not a good relationship. Such behavior is of course unhealthy and the codependent must seek out ways so he or she can recover from his or her codependency. If you are suffering from codependency and you want to be better then you can see below for some advice on how you can become better on it.
You have to learn more about what it means to be a codependent and the things that can help one recover from such type of behavior. A very easy way that you can learn about it is to get information on it from online sources. You can search there for trusted websites that give information on codependency. Another way by which you can learn about it is to get information on it from a therapist that has a specialization on this. Another thing that you can do is to buy bestseller books on this topic.
Know the Behaviors
When you become aware of something then you gain power over it. That is why it is important for you to find out about behaviors that show codependency so that you know about them. When you start to see that you are showing those behaviors then you are in a position to do something about it. This is the reason why it is a must to have knowledge of codependency behaviors first so that you can start changing your behaviors immediately when you engage in this behavior.
You have to practice self-awareness so that you can stop yourself when you start engaging in codependent behavior. You also need to be aware of the triggers of your codependent behavior so that you can protect yourself from them.
A crucial pillar of codependent recovery is to practice being detached mentally and emotionally from the person that you say that you love. You always need to see that your happiness is not completely dependent on this person.
Seek Out Support
Another helpful thing for your recovery is to seek out groups that are for codependents.