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Codependency

How to Maintain Your Sense of Self in Relationships


Do you seem to get swallowed up in relationships? Does your sense of self disappear when you’re strongly attached to someone else? This “loss of self” happens, whether you’ve been married for decades or are newly dating, when the other person or relationship becomes your identity.

You become all about the other person. Your needs get sidelined while the other...
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Codependency

How to Stop Being So Needy and Dependent


If you’re like most people, you’d like to have a stronger, happier marriage or romantic relationship. We all have a core need to be in relationship with others, and to experience a sense of love and belonging. We want to feel needed, but not be overly needy and clingy. This tends to repel people, not draw them to us. It seems counter-intuitive, but the way to stop...
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