Depression and Relationships! What I Know

Relationships and mental illness — can it work out? People who struggle with mental health issues might find themselves wondering if they can handle a relationship as well. I know I did. After all, it’s hard to think about being with another person when some days just managing life feels hard. I didn’t date that... Continue Reading →

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Twenty signs of Codependency

o what does codependency actually look like? Some of the things that have been found to correlate with codependency include (Marks et al., 2012): Low self-esteemLow levels of narcissismFamilial dysfunctionDepressionAnxietyStressLow emotional expressivity Other signs of codependency include (Lancer, 2016; Mental Health America): Having a hard time saying noHaving poor boundariesEmotional reactivityAlways feeling compelled to take care of... Continue Reading →

Are You CO-Dependent?

Initially," the term co-dependent' was used to describe men living with, or in a relationship with an addicted person" (Lampis et al., 2017). Modern understandings of co-dependence now refer to"a particular relationship dependence characterized by preoccupation and intense dependence--emotional, social and at times physical--on another person". The idea of codependency is still frequently applied to... Continue Reading →

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