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What Can You Change?

Serenity Prayer 2

Serenity Prayer 2 (Photo credit: Violette79)

What Can You Change?

When my brother was two he learned how to ride a little trike bike. He would zoom all over the house with his eyes focused on the pedals rather than on where he was going. One day he was so focused on making those pedals go around and around that he ran right into a wall. Continue reading

Do I Have a Relationship Addiction?

girl fenceDo I have a difficult time not being in a relationship, even if I know that the person that I am with is not good for me?

Do I feel empty inside- especially when I am single?

Do I spend a lot of time trying to “fix” other people?

Am I attracted to very needy people or emotionally distant individuals?

Do I jump from one relationship to another to avoid being alone?

Do I find myself in one-sided relationships- relationships that lack mutual care and compassion?

Do I put a lot more energy into the relationship than my partner?

Do I find myself in abusive relationships?

Do I tend to be the caregiver in my relationships while my needs go unmet? Continue reading

Are You Sabotaging Yourself?

worthWe are often our own worst enemy.

We often consciously or unconsciously sabotage ourselves because we do not think that we deserve to be successful in life.  We may have made mistakes in the past that we have been unable or unwilling to forgive.

We may self-sabotage by habitually selling ourselves short, thinking that our goals and dreams are unreachable.  We may discount our own internal resources and deny our own personal strengths.  We may unconsciously sabotage situations and relationships that are really good for us.

There are many different ways in which we can self-sabotage. Continue reading

Love or dependency

Written by Kristin Barton Cuthriell, M.Ed, MSW, LCSW

Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you. -Wayne Dyer

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