Free From Codependency : A New Blog

HERE   https://freefromcodependency.wordpress.com/ A formal definition of codependency has escaped psychology as a field for some time. It was originally a term proposed to describe the behavioral traits of partners of the chemically dependent (addicts). To date, there are no official, defined medical diagnostic criteria for the phenomenon we call “codependency”. It has come to mean,…

Think Team Relationship in Conflict

Anyone who tells you that conflict does not happen in their relationship probably lives alone! Conflict is an inevitable consequence of two human beings coming together to attempt to form a relationship. It is not the issue of whether conflict will happen but more how it will be handled when it does. As a couples…

Why live in Fear?

A few years ago, I realised that I had lived most of my life in fear. Let’s qualify that. I was not scared for my well-being or that I would be attacked(directly)but fear of how others saw me, how I saw myself. This fear drove me to behave and interact in a way that guaranteed…

Memories of Codependency

I was a codependent. It looks strange when I see that on paper. Codependency is not a recognised disorder nor does it make you ill in a true sense but my experiences and the experiences of countless others (many of my patients too) tell me that it can be just a devastating as a clear…