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Episode 55: Releasing Codependency

March 7, 2023

Episode 55:  Releasing Codependency

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In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle talk about one of their favorite books, Codependent No More by Melody Beattie, and how it’s teaching and insights helped them to release codependent relationships. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

Episode Notes:

Codependency is a dysfunctional relationship dynamic where one person assumes the role of “the giver,” sacrificing their own needs and well-being for the sake of the other, “the taker.’

Red Flags of Codependency:

  • Putting the other person’s needs above your own.
  • Feeling like you cannot live without a person.
  • Relying your happiness on someone or something else.
  • People-pleasing to an extreme level.
  • Having rigid expectations of what you think will make you happy.
  • Losing your sense of boundaries and what you will and will not tolerate.
  • Participating in things that go against your best interest.
  • Ignoring your intuition or advice of loved ones.
  • Feeling stuck, trapped, or unclear how to make a change.
  • Loss of your own sense of identity and desire.

Helpful Tips as You Come Out of a Codependent Relationship:

  • Begin a daily meditation/mindfulness practice that works for you.
  • Establish a strong, centered relationship with yourself.
  • Learn how to take care of yourself first.
  • Get clear on what you want in your life.
  • Cultivate a sense of self-confidence and self-worth to believe you are worthy of your desires. You don’t have to settle.
  • Get clear on your boundaries: what you will and will not tolerate.
  • Seek professional assistance when necessary.

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