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How to Recover From Codependency
What do you do when there is a person that you love who is unable to love themselves?
When one talks of love there are two essential things that need to be there and these are respect and boundaries. There are some who are having a hard time establishing boundaries in their relationship because they happen to be in a relationship with an addict. There are some people who become co-dependents to the addicted person that they love because they have not learned about establishing one’s boundaries in the relationship. What happens when they become co-dependent is that they in turn become a martyr for this person because they forego meeting their needs for their loved one. This makes the relationship that they engage in a one-sided one and thus not a good relationship. This is something that is not good for any person so the codependent person must start his or her recovery journey to be better. If you are suffering from codependency and you want to be better then you can see below for some advice on how you can become better on it.
Educate Yourself
For someone who has a problem the first step that needs to be done is to know about the problem and if your problem is codependency then you need to learn about this. The simple way that you can learn about everything about codependency is to look for information on it from the internet. You can search there for trusted websites that give information on codependency. Another great way of learning about it is by seeking information on it from a therapist specialized on it. Another thing that you can do is to buy bestseller books on this topic.
2. Know the Behaviors
When you start to be aware of a negative behavior then you can start to do something about it. That is why it is important for you to find out about behaviors that show codependency so that you know about them. When you start to see that you are showing those behaviors then you are in a position to do something about it. When you become aware of your actions then you have the power to stop yourself from continuing to get involved in such actions.
Practice Self-Awareness
You have to practice being aware of what you are doing so that you know if you are about to engage in codependent behavior. Aside from that you need to be aware of the things or the people that serve as triggers to the codependent behavior in you.
Practice Detachment
You need to learn how to detach mentally and emotionally from the addicted person that you love. You always need to see that your happiness is not completely dependent on this person.
Seek Out Support
You need to join a group that helps people on the codependent recovery journey.