Symptoms of Codependency

Codependent Symptoms Got Worse If Left Untreated
August 8, 2020

Researchers also found that codependent symptoms got worse if left untreated. The good news is that they’re reversible. This chapter is not written as an answer to your codependent issues, but more as a method of identifying if you are in a codepende…

Symptoms of Codependency – Control
July 17, 2020

Control helps codependents feel safe and secure. Everyone needs some control over events in their life. You wouldn’t want to live in constant uncertainty and chaos, but for codependents, control limits their ability to take risks and share their feel…

Symptoms of Codependency – Caretaking
July 15, 2020

Symptom of Codependency to qualify as codependent is Caretaking. Another effect of poor boundaries is that if someone else has a problem, you want to help them to the point that you give up yourself. It’s natural to feel empathy and sympathy for some…

Symptoms of Codependency – Reactivity
July 13, 2020

Symptom of Codependency to qualify as codependent is Reactivity. A consequence of poor boundaries is that you react to everyone’s thoughts and feelings. If someone says something you disagree with, you either believe it or become defensive. You absor…

Symptoms of Codependency – Poor boundaries
July 11, 2020

Boundaries are sort of an imaginary line between you and others. It divides up what’s yours and somebody else’s, and that applies not only to your body, money, and belongings, but also to your feelings, thoughts and needs. That’s especially where cod…

Symptoms of Codependency – People-pleasing
July 9, 2020

It’s fine to want to please someone you care about, but codependents usually don’t think they have a choice. Saying “No” causes them anxiety. Some codependents have a hard time saying “No” to anyone. They go out of their way and sacrifice their own n…

Symptoms of Codependency – Painful emotions
July 7, 2020

Codependency creates stress and leads to painful emotions. Shame and low self-esteem create anxiety and fear about being judged, rejected or abandoned; making mistakes; being a failure; feeling trapped by being close or being alone. The other symptom…

Symptoms of Codependency – Problems with intimacy
July 5, 2020

By this I’m not referring to sex, although sexual dysfunction often is a reflection of an intimacy problem. I’m talking about being open and close with someone in an intimate relationship. Because of the shame and weak boundaries, you might fear that…

Symptoms of Codependency – Denial
July 3, 2020

One of the problems people face in getting help for codependency is that they’re in denial about it, meaning that they don’t face their problem. Usually they think the problem is someone else or the situation. They either keep complaining or trying t…

Symptoms of Codependency – Dependency
July 1, 2020

Another Symptom of Codependency to qualify as codependent is Dependency: Codependents need other people to like them to feel okay about themselves. They’re afraid of being rejected or abandoned, even if they can function on their own. Others need alw…