The latest definition of Codependency
What is the definition of Codependency?
Codependency sometimes has grave effects on human lives. Codependency is a learned behavior that is often passed down from one generation to another. It is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual’s ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship.
People with a Codependency condition often form or maintain relationships that are one-sided, emotionally destructive and/or abusive verbally or physically. Does this sound like your situation? Then call us immediately at 855-222-1101 and request to speak with a Therapist.
So what is Codependency and who really has it? There are many definitions, but basically, Codependents are people who let the feelings and actions of another person affect them to the point that they feel like they have lost control of their own lives. These are just some of the ways Codependency effects human lives.
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Lets review some of the things that make people Codependent here now: Codependency affects people in a variety of ways. Common characteristics of Codependents include:
- Excessive Care-taking: Codependents feel responsible for others’ actions, feelings, choices and emotional well-being. They try to anticipate loved one’s needs and often wonder why others do not do the same for them.
- Low self-esteem: Codependents are people who need to be needed. They will only feel important and valuable when they are helping others, and blame themselves for anything that goes wrong.
- Denial: Codependents typically ignore, minimize or rationalize problems in the relationship, believing that “things will get better when….” They stay busy to avoid thinking about their feelings.
- Fear of anger: Codependents are afraid of both their own and their loved one’s anger, because they fear it will destroy the relationship.
- Health problems: The stress of Codependency can lead to headaches, ulcers, asthma and high blood pressure.
- Addictive behavior: Codependents may themselves develop addictions in an attempt to deal with their pain and frustration
If you are experiencing this type of behavior in your family, or with a close friend, you can immediately call our number at 855-222-1101 and we will get you in touch with one of our DIG Codependency / Life Coach Therapists. Someone who will provide emotional support and give professional feedback. We can help you to understand why you feel the way that you do and more importantly, give you some clinical suggestions to make the changes necessary now.
Why does Codependency happen more with women..?
Women are over-represented in the population defined as “Codependent”. The explanation, according to many experts in the field, is that the traditional female role model “trains” women to be Codependent. Historically, our culture has rewarded women for care-taking and self-sacrificing, qualities which in excess become Codependent traits.
This disorder was first identified about ten years ago as the result of studying interpersonal relationships in the families of alcoholics. Codependent behavior is learned by watching and imitating other family members who display this type of behavior. It is time to call us at 855-222-1101 and find out about speaking to our Codependency Therapist/Life Coach or having DIG facilitate a Codependency intervention for you or your family.
How is Codependency Treated?
Because codependency is usually rooted in a person’s childhood, treatment often involves exploration into early childhood issues and their relationship to current destructive behavior patterns.
Treatment includes education, and begins with telephone therapeutic sessions. Our Therapists are trained and experienced to help you through tough situations in which codependent individuals rediscover themselves and identify self-defeating behavior patterns.
Treatment also focuses on helping patients learn to get back in touch with feelings that had been buried during childhood as well as on reconstructing family dynamics.
The goal is to allow co-dependents to experience their full range of feelings again.
Call us today at 855-222-1101 to speak with a Clinician who will screen you and connect you with a DIG Therapist / Life Coach to help you begin to feel better about yourself and the relationship in question.