Breaking Free of Co-Dependency
Codependent relationships can be difficult to identify at first. The signs of a codependent relationship at first may be subtle, growing into something larger over time. In order to spot a codependent relationship, you will want to look over the following signs. A codependent relationship does not have to have all of these signs but it may have some of these that can clue you in at the start of a relationship whether or not it is unhealthy or not.
The hallmark sign of a codependent relationship is one in which you focus almost entirely on the relationship without thinking about your other needs or the other person’s needs. A codependent relationship is one quite literally where you depend on the other person and they depend on you. While this can be normal in relationships to some extent, when you find yourself only caring for the person and not caring for others is when you may be in a codependent relationship.
In this journal challenge, we take you through 12 steps to resetting a co-dependent relationship or avoiding one altogether. You will learn how to maintain a healthy level of independence, use assertive communication, staying self-aware of your emotions, being compassionate with yourself, and much more. Each step you'll be asked a few thought-provoking questions to help you understand the root cause of why you find yourself in co-dependent relationships.
Through journaling, you can identify trends & patterns about yourself that lead to the same negative outcomes. Once you identify these patterns, you can interrupt them -- but you first need to "dig deep" by honestly and openly answering questions to yourself. It all starts with you.