4 thoughts on “The Difference between Dependency and Codependency

  • September 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks Sharon. Some great information. What really stood out for me was “you’ll no longer have a purpose – and without a purpose, you don’t feel worthy of love. ” For me it had been decades of enabling the poor behaviour of family members and when it finally all went pear shaped I really felt like this. I felt like a limb had been removed. It’s taken a long time to get past this awful feeling but for me no contact and low contact was the only way to get back to myself and really start the healing process.

  • November 18, 2018 at 10:48 am

    I am all of these things that you mention Sharon.
    Its a scary thing to acknowledge that I am co dependent.
    I am a carer and definitely need to be kind to myself.

    • November 18, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      Yes, direct some of that care and compassion inward!

  • November 19, 2018 at 4:30 am

    You’re very generous Sharon, thank you for sharing 💗


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