Suffering from codependency involves habitual, self-destructive behaviors that arise from one’s need to be loved at all costs. This serious emotional and behavioral condition can apply to all types of relationships: family, work, friend, romantic, community and peer.
Becoming codependent typically results from attachment disorder, due to the absence of trust-based relationships with caregivers during childhood. We often find codependency in families of addicts, where family members unknowingly interfere with recovery by enabling addiction.
Individuals who struggle with codependency exhibit the following traits and behaviors:
Codependency should be treated like an addiction, because codependents have as much difficulty accepting their powerlessness over people and events as addicts do over their addictions. If you or someone you love struggles with codependency, please contact Caron about seeking treatment.
Based on a modern understanding of attachment disorders, this webinar outlines an emotionally-focused approach to addressing codependency and attachment injuries. Learning goals include: