2 thoughts on “Are You Too Codependent In Your Relationship?

  • October 11, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    This is an excellent example of a codependent changing what she can, rather than feeling like a victim. It does change family dynamics, usually for the better, though initially there is often resistance. I’ve seen individuals married to mean, verbally abusive spouses transform their marriages for the better by taking steps similar to the examples given.
    Darlene Lancer, LMFT
    Author of “Codependency for Dummies”
    http://www.whatiscodependency.com

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  • October 13, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    This is an excellent example of how recovery works. I’ve seen many individuals who started doing the things described in this blog and one of four outcomes occurred: their partner agreed to counseling, the marriage changed for the better regardless, the client felt better and decided to stay in the marriage or to leave it. These changes sound easier than they are. Support is needed in the form of a 12-Step program and ideally, therapy as well. Doing the exercises in my books is a great start.
    Darlene Lancer, LMFT
    Author of “Codependency for Dummies” and “How to Speak Your Mind: Become Assertive and Set Limits”
    http://www.whatiscodependency.com

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