It wasn’t until today that I realized I am codependent.
I have heard that term being thrown around and have myself described my last relationship as codependent, but only today I actually Googled it and started reading about what it means.
I generally have a tendency to analyze myself and diagnose things which I may or may not actually suffer from, but this one hits close to home.
Not going to describe what it all is about, I am sure you guys can also Google it, but basically it means that a codependent person wants to people please to avoid hurting people, changes their behavior to be what people want them to be like, stay in dysfunctional relationships because they do not want to be alone, and stuff like that.
I know for sure my ex boyfriend was codependent, and now I know I am too.
It is partly so relieving to read something and realize oh wow, this is so me! This explains everything! But it’s also scary to know that okay, this is yet another thing I have to struggle with.
I have decided to join a co-dependency group here in Miami Beach, and hopefully it will either make me feel like I can work on it, or make me realize that’s not me and I can move on.
Any other co-dependents out there?