Codependency is a cycle in a relationship that is not only hard to get out of, but can also be hard to recognize. Because codependency is a psychological and emotional condition, breaking the cycle and restructuring both your life and thoughts can be an exceptionally difficult uphill battle.
How to recognize codependency.
Codependency is an unhealthy attachment to a particular relationship, typically with an individual who suffers from an illness or addiction. The individual who is codependent may see themselves as the only one who can help or fix their partner. These relationships can easily be one sided and even become emotionally and physically abusive. Typical symptoms of codependency can include the following:
- Low self-esteem
- People pleasing
- Need for control
- Dysfunctional communication
- Fear of abandonment
- Poor boundaries
Why is codependency a problem?
While certain symptoms alone may not be an immediate signal that an individual suffers from codependency, the combined effect can quickly lead to a great deal of psychological trauma. Individuals who are codependent suffer from not only this psychological abuse, but can also suffer physical abuse and even self-destructive behaviors.
Treatment Partners of America staffs highly trained individuals in order to help patients with a wide variety of needs and backgrounds. Because codependency is typically rooted in a patient’s history, one-on-one counseling that is provided five times a week can be exceptionally beneficial. Our inpatient services also allow an individual to be in a safe environment during this time in order to address their personal behaviors and take an outside look at their own life and actions.
If you or someone you love suffers from a codependent relationship, turn to Treatment Partners of America for help. Contact us for further information about our inpatient services for codependency treatment here in Boca Raton.