Codependency: Getting What You Truly Want Is Scary

Codependency Is Not Love With Dr. Nicholas Jenner

When you have enmeshed yourself in another person to the extent that you lose a major part of your identity, it can be hard to imagine life without that person. Even if that person is clearly not for you in terms of compatibility, letting go can be painful. So it is with a number of my clients at present who are all struggling with a situation where they have found the courage to push toxic people out of their life but are struggling with the emotional aftermath. Much of this aftermath involves far too much focus on the ex partner and a large dose of self doubt as to whether they made the right decision or what lies in store for the future. Some of this is part of a natural process of healing but if maintained for too long can drive bad decision making and depression.

As stated, recovery…

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