So, there are signs in your relationship that something might not be quite as healthy as it should be? Or perhaps you are noticing the same signs in someone else’s relationship but you know absolutely nothing about the psychological conditions of Codependency and Dependent Personality Disorder and have therefore kept your silence so far.
When the emotional ties of dependency cross over into the realm of ‘codependency’, this is where things may not be quite as healthy in your relationship as they should be. In fact, you may well benefit from counseling for Codependency or Dependent Personality Disorder therapy.
What to Look for
If you feel there may be signs within your relationship that something isn’t quite as it should be, you need to consider the extent of the bond of dependency that exists between you both. Put your hand on your heart and admit if this bond has become really intense; is there a strong reliance on each other simply to get through everyday life? Do you even find yourself blaming the other person when something goes wrong in life and it probably wasn’t even their fault? And finally, but even more importantly, are the levels of self-esteem and self-worth at a low ebb for you both?
If it were to transpire that you would benefit from counseling for Codependency or Dependent Personality Disorder therapy, the following approach is likely to be taken:
- You would be allocated a fully-trained and professional therapist who understands entirely the issues connected with Codependency and Dependent Personality Disorder
- Your therapist will work at the rate and speed that you find most comfortable
- Together you will attempt to identify the issues that are leading to a less-than-healthy relationship
- You would then formulate a plan together to help you move forward in a far more positive way
If this article has tended to resonate with you on a very personal level, it might be a good idea to take a very positive step forward and look to arrange that crucial first session with a trained professional. After all, such a Codependency therapist can only ever help to put your relationship and life back on a more even keel.