Co-dependency is the excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner, typically one with an illness or addiction. Those that suffer from co-dependency experience a diminished sense of self worth, which damages the most essential component of happy relationships: self-esteem.
Personal fulfilment is continually pushed aside and when this happens repeatedly, it increases the feelings of worthlessness. In this way, the unending cycle of co-dependency continues. Often those struggling with co-dependency also suffer from love addiction.
Signs and symptoms of co-dependency
Co-dependency is a serious behavioural disorder. The signs and symptoms of co-dependency are similar to the symptoms of love addiction. Beyond staying in abusive relationships, it’s important to look at co-dependent behavioural traits to determine if someone is suffering from the condition. A co-dependent person will let their natural urges to help and care for others dictate their life. They will constantly put other people’s needs ahead of their own.
Often co-dependents think of themselves as completely selfless, existing solely to take care of others in their life. These people constantly seek the approval of others, sometimes using sex as a way gain acceptance. They tend to stay in abusive situations to avoid disrupting things, and are afraid to ask others to meet their needs.
If you are ready to start co-dependency treatment, please call 0800 081 0700 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.
I think I need co-dependency treatment, how can Life Works help me?
As with all deep rooted behavioural disorders, the sooner support for co-dependency is recognised, the more treatable it is. Life Works co-dependency treatment occurs at our residential facility in Surrey. Our treatment program offers the chance to overcome co-dependency issues. Utilising evidence based and highly individualised programmes, Life Works teaches co-dependent people to love and trust themselves while building up their self-respect. The program stresses a balance between individual needs and the needs of loved ones whilst providing a healthier way to manage anxiety. Clients will come away with the tools to create meaningful, two-way relationships. This can only be achieved in residential facilities such as Life Works, simply because it provides a safe, healthy, productive, and supportive environment in which to grow away from the destructive triggers that surround day to day life.
How can I start co-dependency treatment at Life Works?
Starting treatment for co-dependency is an easy process, but often the hardest step to take. At Life Works our highly qualified and experienced admissions professionals will take applicants through the whole admission process. Once a person has spoken to us and feels comfortable, we will provide a pre-screening assessment to ensure that we are truly the right place for the individual to enter co-dependency This treatment will give people suffering from co-dependency the best chance of reaching and maintaining a healthy long term recovery.
Life Works provides first rate support and guidance in the treatment of co-dependency. To discuss how we can help you, please call 0800 081 0700 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.