Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Symptoms of Codependency

"Codependency involves a habitual system of thinking, feeling, and behaving toward ourselves and others that can cause pain. Codependent behaviors or habits are self-destructive. We frequently react to people who are destroying themselves; we react by learning to destroy ourselves. These habits can lead us into, or keep us in, destructive relationships that don't work. These behaviors can sabotage relationships that may otherwise have worked. These behaviors can prevent us from finding peace and happiness with the most important person in our lives.... ourselves. These behaviors belong to the only person we can change... ourselves. These are our problems. The following are characteristics of codependent persons: (We started to do these things out of necessity to protect ourselves and meet our needs.)" Codependency Symptoms from Melody Beattie's classic best seller, Codependent No More - Dr. Irene's Verbal Abuse (Site!)

Related link: Narcissistic parent - Wikipedia