I Am a Codependent and Dont Want to Be

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    Empaths vs. Codependents The only way SLDs

    recover is to understand that they freely participate in their dysfunctional relationships with narcissists. As a reminder, SLDD is a symptom that manifests through the Human Magnet Syndrome. It is an addiction that results from one’s need or desire to detach from, numb or...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 20

    I am codependent and have been

    for as long as I can remember. I am the "rescuer" type of codependent. I genuinely do love helping others out, however, I take it to the extent of becoming their mothers, especially in a relationship. I guess in a way yes it does help me feel better when I am helping someone...
    mandypandi mandypandi
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

    I just found the answer today!

    Read Ross Rosenberg's book The Human Magnet: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us.
    StillLearningYup StillLearningYup
    61-65, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2015

    What is Codependency?

    By Sharon Martin, LCSW You water down your Mom’s drink when she’s not looking. You get out of bed at 2 AM to pick your ex-boyfriend up from the bar and drive him home. You pay your sister’s rent after she loses her rent money gambling. Are you codependent...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 18

    Codependent

    I really do not know just when I started letting others use me as their codependent, but with hind sight I can see many times that I did allow myself for this function. Also I have come to realizes that I am still doing it. When I was married my EX. has an addiction to pizza of...
    doctorirwin doctorirwin
    46-50, M
    Jul 13, 2010

    Codependency

    I am the definition of a codependent. I am now finding out that i fit the profile perfectly. I have been with this guy on and off for 5 1/2 years. I have pleased him in every way that i can and I always ensure he is the one happy. I put his happiness in front of my own. I am...
    melb77 melb77
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2013

    Tell me how does one let go; how to detach?

    Any practical advice would be warmly welcomed. Thank you.
    willbefreeiwill willbefreeiwill
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Sep 21, 2014

    So apparently I'm suppose to follow the 12 step

    program to break my "codependency addiction" can't I just blame my parents and leave it at that?
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 5, 2014
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