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Online Counseling Therapy for Codependency: What is Codependency, Really?
If you ask ten therapists this question, you're liable to get ten different answers, which is why codependency is so difficult to understand. Here is my way of explaining codependency. Read it carefully to grasp the full meaning of being a codependent: It is a strategy for getting needs met in relationships that is based on mistaken and flawed rules/beliefs that prevent codependents from having healthy relationships.
"Codependency is a strategy developed by individuals, usually children under duress, for obtaining love or approval from troubled caretakers or peers. This strategy is composed of erroneous decisions, beliefs, and rules that eventually become preconscious core beliefs that guide codependents in their attempts to get their needs met in relationships. Since this strategy is based upon erroneous rules about how healthy relationships are created, codependents are doomed to failure in their quest for love, which is why they often feel depressed, stressed out, and anxious about their relationships."
Typical Codependent Beliefs/Rules
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If you identify with the codependent beliefs more than the healthy beliefs, then you're probably codependent and online counseling would benefit you. The good news is that codependency is very treatable. Why? Because you already care deeply about others, and in online therapy with me, a licensed professional counselor AND recovering codependent, you will learn how to take care of yourself, which will lead to healthier relationships and a more fulfilling life. Click on the photo below to begin therapy.
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