Have you observed a relationship between some people who are close to you and recently realized that the level of dependency between them seems unhealthy?
Have you seen that in your own relationships there are signs of unhealthy reliance and dependence upon the other person?
If you believe that you or someone close to you might benefit from counseling for Codependency or Dependent Personality Disorder therapy, it is best to know what symptoms are associated with these conditions, and what type of help is out there.
The Most Common Signs to Be Aware of
- Does the sufferer show very low levels of self-worth and self-esteem?
- Do the people in the relationship show an intense level of dependence upon each other?
- Does the sufferer seem to require the other person in their relationship to feel as though they are dependent upon them?
- Does the sufferer blame the other person to an unhealthy and unfair degree when things go wrong in their life?
- Does the sufferer’s entire existence depend upon this other person to an unhealthy and unnatural level?
It is perfectly natural for all relationships to have some degree of dependency and this does not mean you have a psychological disorder. But bearing that in mind, if your dependency seems out of place, abnormal, and unhealthy, then you might consider at least speaking with a therapist to determine whether you need help. Codependency is when the level of dependence you have with your significant other or the other person in your life becomes so unhealthy that it causes problems in other areas of your life.
Moving Forward with a Far Healthier Mindset
If the signs above resonate with you or remind you of someone you know, there is no need to panic. There are options out there for help with professional psychologists. Professionals can help you or someone you know to move forward in life with a healthier mindset and healthier relationships thanks to counseling for Codependency or Dependent Personality Disorder therapy.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in, contact us on your schedule to arrange a first meeting.