Commonly, therapists rely on combination therapy in order to treat codependency. Some recommend prescription medication to treat any underlying mental health issues as well as to relieve depression, stress, and anxiety. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is effective as well as other person-centered types of therapy.
What are the five core symptoms of codependency?
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The five core symptoms of co-dependence
- Self-esteem and self-love.
- Setting functional boundaries with other people and protecting oneself.
- Owning one’s own reality and identifying who one is.
- Addressing one’s adult needs and wants, manifesting into self-care difficulties.
- Being moderate or contained.
How do you break a codependency?
Some healthy steps to healing your relationship from codependency include:
- Start being honest with yourself and your partner.
- Stop negative thinking.
- Don’t take things personally.
- Take breaks.
- Consider counseling.
- Rely on peer support.
- Establish boundaries.
How do I self treat codependency?
Recovering from Codependency
- Read about codependency.
- Talk with a professional.
- Relax and reduce stress.
- Attend a 12 Step meeting such as Codependents Anonymous.
- Begin to pursue and develop your own hobbies and interests.
- Focus on accepting yourself.
- Practice being honest about your needs and feelings.