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In person and online counseling for codependency.

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Codependency refers to a relational pattern where individuals excessively prioritize others' needs and emotions over their own. They may have difficulty setting healthy boundaries, often sacrificing their own well-being for the sake of others.

Codependency typically involves a strong desire for approval and fear of rejection, leading to a pattern of people-pleasing and enabling unhealthy behaviors. Individuals may struggle with low self-esteem, difficulty asserting their needs, and an excessive reliance on others for validation and self-worth.

In codependent relationships, there is often an imbalance, with one person taking on a caretaking or rescuer role while the other relies heavily on them. This dynamic can lead to emotional exhaustion, resentment, and an inability to establish healthy, equal partnerships.

Recognizing and addressing codependency is an important step towards personal growth and establishing healthier relationships.

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  • Difficulty setting boundaries: You struggle to establish and maintain healthy boundaries with your partner, often sacrificing your own needs to please them.

  • Excessive people-pleasing: You prioritize your partner's desires and preferences over your own, often neglecting your own well-being in the process.

  • Low self-esteem: You rely heavily on your partner for validation and self-worth, seeking constant approval and fearing rejection.

  • Difficulty expressing your own needs: You find it challenging to assert your own needs and desires within the relationship, fearing conflict or disapproval.

  • Neglecting self-care: You consistently put your partner's needs above your own, neglecting your own self-care and personal growth.

  • Enabling behavior: You frequently make excuses for your partner's unhealthy behaviors, covering up or minimizing the consequences of their actions.

  • Feeling responsible for your partner's emotions: You believe it's your responsibility to fix or rescue your partner, taking on the burden of their emotional well-being.

  • Fear of abandonment: You have an intense fear of being alone or abandoned, leading you to stay in unhealthy relationships even when they are detrimental to your well-being.

  • Lack of personal identity: Your sense of self becomes intertwined with your partner, and you struggle to define your own identity and interests outside of the relationship.


The therapists at Kintsugi Counseling can help. Therapy, support groups, and self-care practices can help individuals develop stronger boundaries, enhance self-esteem, and foster healthier ways of relating to others.

Remember, you deserve to prioritize your own well-being and have relationships based on mutual respect and support. It's possible to break free from codependent patterns and cultivate healthier, more fulfilling connections.


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