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Codependency is a term loosely used to describe people who feel extreme amounts of
dependence on certain loved ones in their lives, and who feel responsible for the feelings andactions of those others. They lose being their authentic self in arranging their feelings, thoughts and actions around something other than themselves. It can manifest in people who seem extremely functionable, who are caretakers, or who might be the person who people always depend on and who always gets things done. It also lays underneath addiction.

Some signs of codependency include:

  • A need to be liked by everyone

  • Having a hard time saying no

  • Having poor boundaries

  • Always feeling compelled to take care of people

  • A need for control, especially over others

  • Denying one’s own needs, thoughts, and feelings in place of what others need, think, or feel.

  • Trouble sharing one’s feelings honestly

  • Fixating on mistakes

  • A need to always be in a relationship

  • Intimacy issues

  • Confusing love and pity

  • Fear of abandonment

  • Emotional reactivity

At the Center for Intimacy Recovery, our team of clinicians understand codependency at the confusion arising from it. We are here to work together with you to overcome the obstacles that codependency creates and to help you be more in touch with your own authentic self. 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Someone who is codependent has difficulty functioning as an authentic self. 


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