are you in a toxic relationship?

  When you are in a toxic relationship, it can drain you of your self confidence and esteem.  Such relationships can have a negative impact, both physically and mentally, so you need to recognize the...

the stages of codependency

Since codependency is essentially an addiction to a person, it requires recovery just like any addiction. It requires the removal of the addiction, or detachment, and steps to get at the emotional baggage...

codependency: step three

“Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.” This step has not been that difficult for me since I was ready to turn my will and life over to a power greater...

I Am Not My Codependency: A Poem

I struggle with codependency so they say This means that I’m feeling sad inside just about every day See, I want to please everyone around me so badly That’s about the only thing that makes me feel happy,...

growth begins with pain

  I didn’t end up in codependency recovery because I felt good. No. I felt a whole lot of pain!  In fact, it took years of pain that gradually got worse before I really made a commitment to get the help...

My Inner Child Can’t Drive Any...

When I found out that my present emotional madness really stemmed from old childhood wounds, it really upset me. I thought it was pretty unfair that things that happened in childhood would haunt me decades...

Step 1: OMG I’m Powerless

“We admitted we were powerless over others- that our lives had become unmanageable.” Step One was difficult for me at first because I did not want to think that my attitudes and actions caused my life to...

if you’d change, i’d be ...

I’m sure you have thought this plenty of times. “If only he would stop doing this. If only she would change that- Then I would be happy and our relationship would be great.” Wrong. I dare to say most of the...

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