About Codependency Recovery


I believe the main problem in all relationships is sharing the power in the relationship. When I am with someone I trust and adore, there is no conflict. No boss—no struggle—no control.

Codependency recovery basics are: having healthy boundaries, learning assertiveness, identifying your core issue, finding out what hooks you, knowing that caretaking is a control issue, developing compassionate detachment, adding self nurturing activities, using relaxation techniques, developing mindfulness techniques to live in the moment, and identifying your triggers.

For over 30 years, I have had a passion to share the therapy world with readers. It started with a personality test I created in 1990 that includes NLP, Myers-Briggs, birth order, emotional energy use, and family roles. It will teach each reader 10 of his/her personality labels. It is the Changemaker Test and is on my blog, Learning Your Labels. Changemaker is the name I chose for my company.

Changemaker is committed to the basic belief that each person has the opportunity for self-discovery and the potential for self-healing. As individuals, we sometimes choose paths that may be harmful to us. To get off that path and onto a new road takes exploration and experimentation.

Changemaker believes that the change within a person involves the courage to see (insight) and the courage to act (action).

My main blog is Emotional Sobriety: Friends & Lovers. These are the posts about codependency from this blog.

ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Held the Key for My Understanding My Addiction

ACA Blogs Help Us to Accept Our Childhood

ACA, Codependency, and My Inner Child

Being in a Codependent Relationship Means Being
Out of Balance

Blogs About Codependency Help Keep Boundaries Clear

Codependency Begins When a Child Becomes the
Parent to a Parent

Codependency is About Not Having a Relationship
With Yourself

Codependency is the Breeding Ground for Addiction

Coming Alive to all Aspects of Your Life

Giving Up Codependency is the Best Thing I Ever Did

How I Keep a Check on My Codependency

In Codependency, Are You Top-Dog?

Reparenting Your Inner Child Means Giving Love to
Yourself in New Ways

Roots of PTSD, Codependency, and Addiction

Specific Steps to Overcoming Your Codependent

You Will be Codependent: Learn What Hooks You Into
Accepting Less Than You Deserve

Some of my other blogs that may help you with your recovery journey:

Addiction Recovery

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) Online

ACA Red Book Twelve Steps

Emotional Sobriety: Becoming Friends & Lovers   (The First Blog-Nov.2004)

Twelve Steps: Recovery is a Return to Sanity


The Free Road: Reparenting Ourselves and Others

Self-Discovery Journey

Change Your Focus: Change Your Life

Increasing Self-Esteem Frees Up Addictions

Learning Your Labels

60% of everyone accesses information visually (from NLP) so I have created these Pinterest boards for recovery:

Kathy Berman’s Building a Life in Recovery

Kathy Berman’s Codependency Recovery

Kathy Berman’s Recovery

Kathy Berman’s Recovery Dating Forum

Kathy Berman’s Emotional Sobriety

Kathy’s Recovery Links

High Energy Life

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