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.
Some of my other blogs that may help you with your recovery journey:
Emotional Sobriety: Becoming Friends & Lovers (The First Blog-Nov.2004)
60% of everyone accesses information visually (from NLP) so I have created these Pinterest boards for recovery: