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How to Start Your Recovery Process From Being a Codependent
It is hard to watch someone that you care about having difficulty with loving themselves.
With love you need to establish the boundaries and show respect. There are some people who fail to put up their boundaries because they happen to love someone who has addiction to something. There are some people who become co-dependents to the addicted person that they love because they have not learned about establishing one’s boundaries in the relationship. One big consequence of this is that they turn to being a martyr for this person, overlooking their needs and wants in order to accommodate the wishes of this person. This means that their relationship with the other person is one that can be deemed as a one-sided relationship. This kind of relationship is something that is seen as unhealthy of course and thus the codependent must choose to recover from being in a state of codependency. If you happen to be a codependent then you can read below on some steps that you can take so that you can begin your road to recovery.
Educate Yourself
When you have a problem the first thing that you need to do is to learn all that you can about it so that you can change it and this is true for codependency as well. 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.
2. Know the Behaviors
When you start to be aware of a negative behavior then you can start to do something about it. That is why part of your codependency journey will have to be to identify which behaviors are symptoms of being one. If you find yourself starting to bend backwards again for the person you love then you need to stop yourself right there and then. When you become aware of your actions then you have the power to stop yourself from continuing to get involved in such actions.
3. Practice Self-Awareness
If you practice self-awareness then you will be mindful enough so that you can stop the behavior that shows your codependency. Aside from that you need to be aware of the things or the people that serve as triggers to the codependent behavior in you.
Practice Detachment
You need to learn how to detach mentally and emotionally from the addicted person that you love. You need to keep in mind always that your well-being and happiness is not dependent on this person.
Seek Out Support
Another helpful thing for your recovery is to seek out groups that are for codependents.