Sep 9, 2021
Couples often become co-dependent because each person cannot recognize their own worth without feeling cared for and/or needed by the other. In other words, co-dependency is caused by an underlying sense of self-rejection and self-abandonment.
Are you feeling empty and unfulfilled and need sex and approval regularly?
Are you feeling like a martyr, sacrificing yourself and overly busy?
Making your partner responsible for your feelings; that is, you make it, so your unhappiness is tied to your partner's actions instead of taking responsibility yourself for how you feel is co-dependency.
Perhaps you are tuned in to your partner's feelings but tend to ignore your own feelings or often don't even know how you feel.
Co-dependency is a relationship pattern that focuses on others at the expense of yourself. It relies on external validation. Seeking approval from others, seldom from yourself.
It is common for co-dependent people to be people pleasers.
Find out what you need to do to begin addressing this very common relationship problem.