Do you constantly find yourself putting someone else’s needs above your own, always putting yourself second?
Do you ignore or cover up other peoples faults and make excuses for them? Either you’ve researched codependency yourself or someone else has pointed out that you might be codependent, now you might think, ‘Well what can I do about it?’ Or even ‘What’s the problem with that?’
Being codependent in no way makes you a bad person, in fact you’re quite the opposite.
You go the extra mile to make other people happy even if hurts you physically or mentally. The problem with being codependent is you might become so addicted to a relationship that you feel helpless and trapped, unable to leave even if you developed your own mental health problems such as depression or anxiety, even if you became ill and needed help.
What to do if you realize you’re codependent
Now if you’re codependent, it doesn’t mean that you have to cut your partner out of your life, it doesn’t even mean that the relationship has to end. However, it does mean it’s time to stand up for yourself.