5 Signs That You're In A Co-Dependent Relationship
by Laurie Barraco
It always takes two to form a co-dependent relationship...always. You may be the needier party or vice versa.
5 Warning Signs Of A Co-Dependent Relationship
1. Your mood is significantly influenced by the other party, this can be extremely draining. If they have a good day, all is good in your world, if they are having a bad day, you will have a terrible day as well.
3. You have anxiety and are always wondering if this relationship will last. There is a huge sense of insecurity and feeling as if you wouldn't be able to survive without this person in your life.
4. Trying to control the outcome of different situations by creating drama and overpowering the other party mentally and emotionally with guilt, shame and or pity.
5. You are unable to establish healthy boundaries and feel an obligation to say no for fear of their reaction. Sometimes you say yes just to keep the peace.
These are just 5 warning signs of how a co-dependent relationship may look and feel. By taking a closer look at these signs, you will be able to identify if you are on the receiving or giving end. We often already are consciously aware if a relationship is unhealthy and or out of balance. You can then address how you can change your reactions to be more proactive by taking inner inventory and seeking help if your relationship(s) are unbalanced emotionally, mentally and or physically.
Healing a co-dependent relationship most likely is not an overnight fix. However, when we take responsibility for our actions, seek counseling if necessary and put forth a sincere desire and effort into our relationships, we then can change the patterns that we know aren't for our highest and best good.
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About the Author
For the past 20 years Laurie Barraco has worked on her spiritual side by studying with many Master Teachers, such as Sonia Choquette and John Holland. Laurie opened The Mystical Moon in December 2007. Laurie is an intuitive channel and can access information from your spirit guides and angels to help you move through whatever challenges life has presented before you. Private Sessions are available at The Mystical Moon by appointment. Follow her on Facebook. This articles was shared with the author's explicit written permission.