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I Am Working On Not Being Codependent

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    11 years I've been married to my husband,

    a man I respected and loved unconditionally. If you also codependent, you know what I'm talking about, the kind of love that withstands constant criticism from the one who is supposed to be supportive. The loyalty that is given despite being betrayed in so many big and small...
    reader4life reader4life 31-35, F Jan 13, 2014

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    I'm A Codependent

    Its sort of funny that i would share on a website like this.  But here goes: I battle every day with my codependency.  I've been a codependent from a very early age although it didn't have a name at that time.  The biggest thing that happened was that i was in a...
    tisaac tisaac 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2009

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    This is going to be very long winded and I'm posting this because I need to vent and need to know who else is going through something similar and how they're handling it. Here goes...
    Kristy37 Kristy37 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm being myself maybe way to honest... But I'm going to take a break from it! I just need time to think on my thoughts and just stop worrying so much! I wish you all the best of...
    UrBabeSecret UrBabeSecret 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I know I'm a lot to handle. Truly. I get that. I even attempt to tone it down. Or HAVE Attempted, at any rate. Cuz I don't think I CAN, anymore. And it's all his fault...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    I've always lived near the sea, the idea of being too far inland makes me feel claustrophobic!
    figleaf94 figleaf94 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I hate being a step mother!!! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I know that blending families is a hard thing to do, and I love all of my children. I am tired of feeling wrong...
    Wzv63w Wzv63w 26-30, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I love being tickled on my privates so much
    ticklishgirl18 ticklishgirl18 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I am truly working on the becoming the best me as possible. I am the type of person that has put others before myself and I am aware I do this, so, I have to find a happy medium...
    AwakenEdge AwakenEdge 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Just started to listening to the audiobook, "The Six Pillars of Self Esteem." Only through Chapter 1 and WOW. How true. How completely and utterly true. I met my husband when I was...
    Vrysad Vrysad 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm working on myself, it's a long work in progress, only because juwhen I think I'm content life throws another curveball. My biggest thing I have to work on, is letting go of...
    kitiara67 kitiara67 31-35, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm working on myself too.. I've realized that I try to please everybody but never try to please myself. I be so wrapped up in what everybody wants that I neglect what it is I...
    Corderica Corderica 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Part of working on yourself is to take yourself out on a dafe, get something to eat or drink and work on what you love the most, for me its my music :) Live inspired and...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hi I would like to vent a little bit.I Hate getting treated like I am stupid in front of my spouse friends and in laws.They treat me like I am garbage or treat me like I am stupid...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 3 days ago

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    I just got a denial letter for food stamps. I am pregnant, both my husband and I work full time jobs and we already have one child in the home. We have no money left after paying...
    chibinovachan chibinovachan 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    SS16 is so mouthy! He had been in our bathroom using my body lotion. He has done this before & was told by me & his dad to stay out of my personal things! I gave bottle of lotion...
    rrthompson rrthompson 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Fathers day was such an awkward moment and hurtful time for me. His seated right there, as people go all "to all fathers" and i fake puke in my head. Dude hasn't done **** for us...
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I went to my first DBT group therapy session today. It was weird to say the least, and VERY expensive. There was only three other members and two of them were in a relationship, a...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    The older I get, the less happy I am with myself. The last good year was when I was ten. Ever since...it's been a lifetime of longing to go back while knowing I can't. I keep...
    Emeryael Emeryael 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Thanks to my guy friend I get to start lifting weights and working out AGAIN! I miss it so bad! Can't wait :D
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F a week ago

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    I just went to a store and tried on clothes. didn't lock the door. unfortunately nobody walked in. but I did walk around with my fly open without any boxers on. there was a girl...
    opendad05 opendad05 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I love it when I see a woman who is thirty or early 40's and is a little heavier, working out. It is sexy when a woman is trying to get more fit. The baseball cap and pony tail is...
    existiantiallycertain existiantiallycertain 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I think once you have been married for 20+ years, you expect that the relationship is going to make it, even if it isn't perfect. I met my ex when I was 20 in FL, we were both...
    RJWLAW48 RJWLAW48 46-50, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I go for gyming for 1 hour and then after a 3 hours gap, i would go for my MMA training . I like working out, because it keeps me Alive and active to perform daily chores. What...
    Gladtobehere55 Gladtobehere55 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    so new to being a Sub and on EP. but thta is ok, with my working hours I`m not here often. the dom I wanted did ot want me and it is fine now. yes, it did hurt at first, and I did...
    cuteclarissa1 cuteclarissa1 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 22

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    I don't know if this is the right place to search for answers, but I'm at a loss of where to turn. About a year ago I was working in a remote camp environment where you're living...
    dpower1131 dpower1131 26-30, F Jun 20

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    Being the type of person (I'm laid back, easy to please , and never complains) isn't easy. Nice people finish last in life and thats just the way it is. Whether it come to...
    Lynn1119 Lynn1119 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    While I am home and working around the house it is hard to be clothed so I undress. The girl next door doesn't seem to mind seeing me. I know she see's me but she says nothing...
    NakedinMcKeesport NakedinMcKeesport 61-65 Jun 19

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    I am sort of being put in the position of quitting drinking. My husband wants me to abstain. I am not the kind of person who needs alcohol every day. I just tend to over do it when...
    Tejaschick Tejaschick 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    I'm trying to wipe out the addictions in my life. My addictions are probably easier to break away from than others...My most serious 'drug' addiction is probably caffeine. But...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I have been with this guy for 4 months and he's been having a lot of drama with his son's mother, who has been keeping his son from him and played with his emotions months when he...
    MzTy MzTy 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    Spent 17 years as a 3rd wife...from wedding day with his parents "embarrassed" to invite friends...to finding out I got the third smallest and cheapest engagement ring..to not...
    lorenarich lorenarich 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    My biological father has never been a real father to me. I was kind of being molested by him since I was about 6 or 7 until I was about 10 or 11. Mother was working overseas back...
    beeceedee beeceedee 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    I am facing a big issue. I have a stepdaughter who is seven and my son is six months old. I went to part time after he was born so that I can spend some days home with him. But...
    amlesa amlesa 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I don't think many people have read my stories, but if anyone has or does, thank you. Life has been quite a rollercoaster and I feel I've lived, which is good. But (yeah, that...
    Sporadico Sporadico 18-21, M Jun 16

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    Working every day building my own house and raising my two grandkids thankfull for my wife she is a hardworking women and proud of what we have
    guylee guylee 56-60, M Jun 15

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    I always fall in love with working out for weeks or months at a time, but something comes up and throws me off track 😩 I've been working out for a few months now, & really...
    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent 18-21 Jun 15

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    The most important thing I have learned from my long term relationship....This goes for anyone, relationship or not. ....if you're trying to make someone happy, set a limit and...
    BillyLovette BillyLovette 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    Oh my gosh.. Working out relives so much stress. I have been working it for about 2 years and seeing my gains make it all worth it I just feel so much better about myself and I...
    mckennars mckennars 16-17, F Jun 14

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    4 SK here this weekend. Hubby & I scraped & started painting house. SD 20 painted doors, but NO HELP from SS 16 "Jethro". Couldn't/ wouldn't even mow yard! His contribution was to...
    rrthompson rrthompson 46-50, F Jun 14

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    So it's fat buster Friday .. The whole family has to start working out ... No this and no that .. It's been a up hill battle , when my father heard the news he said what ? Why am I...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F Jun 14

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