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Codependency: Common and Insidious - Fall Series Part II

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Codependency is a learned behavior passed down from one generation to another. It is a type of unhealthy relationship that people share with those close to them. Codependency was originally thought to involve families of substance abuse; however, it includes other types of dysfunctional relationships. The conflict and pain with codependency are almost constant, however recognizing the problem is very hard because it is just the way things are and always have been. It’s like being a fish in a fishbowl and the water is the problem. The fish doesn't examine how the water affects her, she merely swims through it, every moment of her life. That is how codependency is insidious and remains unrecognized and thus unhealed.
The Signs Codependents have difficulty: Experiencing appropriate levels of self-esteemSetting functional boundariesOwning and expressing their own realityTaking care of their adult needs and wantsExperiencing and expressing their reality moderatelyIf you think that none of …