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I Have Codependency

Codependency anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Codependency. You're not alone. 16 People

    Alcoholic Break Up - I broke up with my boyfriend 5 days ago. were together for 1 year. i have 2 kids from my exhusband ( ex addict). My ex boyfriend drink about 3 to 4 days a week...
    ggmbq ggmbq 31-35 1 Response Mar 3, 2012

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    April 17. Taking Care of Ourselves. We often refer to recovery from codependency and adult child issues as self-care. Self-care is not, as some may think, a spin off of the Me...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    April 5. Detaching in Love. Detachment is a key to recovery from codependency. It strengthens our healthy relationships - the ones that we want to grow and flourish. It benefits...
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    April 7. Those Old Time Feelings. "I still have bad days. But that's okay. I used to have bad years." —Anonymous Sometimes, the old feelings creep back in. We may feel fearful...
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    April 14. Perfectionism. Recovery from codependency is an individual process that necessitates making mistakes, struggling through problems, and facing tough issues. Expecting...
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    March 18. Safety. One of the long-term effects of living in a dysfunctional family - as children or adults - is that we don't feel safe. Much of what we call codependency happens...
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    April 4. Negotiating Conflicts. Recovery is about more than walking away. Sometimes it means learning to stay and deal. It's about building and maintaining relationships that work...
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    April 13. Enjoyment. One of the prohibitions many of us learned in childhood is the unspoken rule — don't have fun and enjoy life. This rule creates martyrs — people who will...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    I never realized I had signs of codependency until my girlfriend started telling me she needed space, like she was losing her identity in only us and that he feared I let go of my...
    PeterBGood PeterBGood 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    March 23. Flack from Setting Boundaries. We need to know how far we'll go, and how far we'll allow others to go with us. Once we understand this, we can go anywhere. —Beyond...
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    March 17. Empowering. You can think. You can feel. You can solve your problems. You can take care of yourself. Those words have often benefited me more than the most profound and...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 17

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    March 19. Staying Out of the Middle. "I don't want to get in the middle, but . . ." is a sign that we may have just stepped into the middle. We do not have to get caught in the...
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    March 28. Balance. Seek balance. Balance emotions with reason. Combine detachment with doing our part. Balance giving with receiving. Alternate work with play, business with...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 28

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    March 29. Getting Needs Met. Picture yourself walking through a meadow. There is a path opening before you. As you walk, you feel hungry. Look to your left. There's a fruit tree...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 29

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    March 30. Experiment. Experiment. Try something new. Try stepping out. We have been held back too long. We have held ourselves back too long. As children, many of us were...
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    March 31. Finances. Taking financial responsibility for ourselves is part of recovery. Some of us may find ourselves in hard financial times for a variety of reasons. Our...
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    April 1. Going Easy. Go easy. You may have to push forward, but you don't have to push so hard. Go in gentleness - go in peace. Do not be in so much of a hurry. At no day, no...
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    April 10. Using Others to Stop Our Pain. Our happiness is not a present someone else holds in his or her hands. Our well-being is not held by another to be given or withheld at...
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    March 21. Considering Commitment. Pay attention to your commitments. While many of us fear committing, it's good to weigh the cost of any commitment we are considering. We need...
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    March 22. Letting Go of Being a Victim. It's okay to have a good day. Really. It's okay to be doing okay and to feel like our life is manageable and on track. Many of us have...
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    March 25. Letting Go of Worry. What if we knew for certain that everything we're worried about today will work out fine? What if . . . we had a guarantee that the problem...
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    March 26. Gifts, Not Burdens. "Children are gifts, if we accept them." —Kathleen Turner Crilly Children are gifts. Our children, if we have children, are a gift to us. We, as...
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    March 27. After-Burn. How could I do it? How could I say it? Even though I meant it, I still feel ashamed, guilty, and afraid. This is common reaction to new, exciting recovery...
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    April 6. Patience. How sick and tired we may become of people telling us to be patient or to learn patience. How frustrating it can be to want to finally have something, or to...
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    April 11. Financial Goals. Taking responsibility for our financial affairs will improve our self-esteem and lessen anxiety. Each of us, today, has a present set of financial...
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    April 15. Communication. Part of owning our power is learning to communicate clearly, directly, and assertively. We don't have to beat around the bush in our conversations to...
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    April 16. Letting Things Happen. We do not have to work so hard at gaining our insights. Yes, we're learning that painful and disappointing things happen, often for a reason and a...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 19 hrs ago

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    March 24. Appreciating Ourselves. We are the greatest things that will ever happen to us. Believe it. It makes life much easier. —Codependent No More It is time to stop this...
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    I don't think I'd ever tell anyone but I might as well. I have Schizoaffective Disorder which, in a basic definition, it's like Bipolar and Schizophrenia, some people have...
    PitchDaffy PitchDaffy 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have a question for everyone :) So I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome a few years ago and am aware about it for a while now. Lately, however I have been having random...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    FOR MEN WHO LIKE TROPHY WOMEN: The prettier they are the more psycho they are... only in the most rare cases will you find the one who isn't.. even then she still requires a lot...
    destinyisfate destinyisfate 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I find it impossible to love myself, and I don't know why. I have had an amazing upbringing with supportive parents and a great life, but every moment of my life I'm putting myself...
    LeavesOfSunshine LeavesOfSunshine 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I actually stopped a while back. Not really, like last year after Christmas. It's hard but I did and I'm proud of myself. My girlfriend looked down on me for it, though she has...
    ExileTraveler ExileTraveler 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    I was born with one leg shorter than the other and had a couple of leg lengthening ops which never worked. Im now 29 and have been suffering with severe back pain which spreads...
    daddyhaggis daddyhaggis 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    Yes, I sometimes do. I sometimes, but only some times, want to have an illicit affair, with all of the things that comes with this. And when I say this, of course, because it is me...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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    Since, childhood i have been waking up at 6am in the mornings :) i have the habit of combing my hair always and looking my self into the mirror, i always saw myself pretty with my...
    shlproy123 shlproy123 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    1.) When people chew with their mouth open or talk with their mouth full. 2.) I don't care how old they are, but it really ticks me off when someone is disrespectful. 3.) When...
    DoveBreath DoveBreath 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    There has been no official diagnosis. But, all my life I have felt very different from everyone else. Job after job I have had a difficult time forming close relationships and...
    pottersclay pottersclay 41-45, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I woke up randomly at 3:30 this morning and haven't gone back to sleep. My stomach was fine and I was just stressed. A few minutes after I thought that I started having sort of gas...
    Raynbowe Raynbowe 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    I have worn jeans of all types over the years from baggy bell bottoms to skinny squeeze to get foot in, from plain to fitted designer, some with embezzlement and fancy thread but...
    CdKimmi CdKimmi 61-65, M 2 hrs ago

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    I dont have bad grammar i just type with no punctuation because i want to write sentences so long that people will run out of breath reading it and suffocate.
    InsaneNefelibata InsaneNefelibata 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I can't stand it anymore. Every single day I have bad panic attacks.
    bellahblue bellahblue 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I needing girls to talk to and am looking for friend I would to try find sum 1 from uk but more from Scotland so to add me u have to be 16+
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    Follow me in Instagram I have lots of gaming stuff up and airsoft but mostly random thins - ig is - scottishwar1
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    So I have this huge crush on this girl at my park I seen her a couple times and then one day I was with my friends and uncle he's 24 I'm 14 she's 13 any ways before I fell her I...
    KingNevarez KingNevarez 13-15, M 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Stranger: "You have a nice face!" Me: "Thanks, my parents gave it to me."
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Its hard for me to be serious when it comes to verbally saying i care and love the people i really love because we just show it and all though we fight a lot we know we have each...
    Islandkween Islandkween 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Unfortunately I have twice but don't plan on doing it again anytime soon. Whenever the though even crosses my mind, I go straight to my books and music.
    rapfordays rapfordays 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I have a kick account but I rarely get on it
    Maddya Maddya 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have a love heat shaped scar on my knee from when I slipped and dropped a jug of juice when I was little 💗
    Luce13579 Luce13579 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Lmao! This is the best exp here! Haha it completely defines me except for two big details: I'm bi (so I like a lot more people) and I have HUGE crushes on people. Which, I've come...
    chrisisyourfriend chrisisyourfriend 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    Accidents - My appetite is healthy but my stomach is weak, spicy foods can flat out be murder on my digestive system especially if there is a complex sauce of some kind on it...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 2 hrs ago