7 Toxic Behaviors You Should Never Tolerate in a Relationship

People tend to normalize behaviors of close intimates, tucking certain responses and behaviors into folders labeled: “Just the way he is” or “So typical of her.” We do that because, in the moment, we chose to stay in the relationship, even though the sailing isn’t always smooth. Some of the time, we fail to recognize... Continue Reading →

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Codependency for Dummies Cheat Sheet

This post was inspired by Darlene Lacey of Dummies.com If you wonder whether you may be codependent, you’re not alone. Different types of people may behave in a codependent manner, and codependence manifests in varying degrees of severity. Not all codependents are unhappy, while others live in pain or quiet desperation. Codependency is not something... Continue Reading →

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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