...codependent cog😧

Updated: Feb 15


Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won't accept.

-Anna Taylor


Definition: A codependent is someone who cannot function on his or her own and whose thinking and behavior is instead organized around another person, process, or substance. Many codependents place a lower priority on their own needs, while being excessively preoccupied with the needs of others.



In a dysfunctional family, the wounded inner-child learnt to take up the role of ‘caregiver’ or 'surrogate spouse' to a ‘needy’ parent to ‘claim or get’ love/affection/attention (their birthright!).

The role of ‘caregiver’ becomes their scale of ‘self-worth’ and identity. “I’m OK if you’re OK’ becomes the survival strategy.


As a result of unmet childhood needs, post maturity they cannot figure out who they are!

They commit too much love & value to another person.


This ADULT-child’s worth depends on others (EXTERNAL). Instead of ‘being’ themselves they lose identity, looking for ‘validation’ in others.


As codependents, they abandon themselves and ‘feel’ & ‘live’ through spouse/partner/parent.


Inner-Child Therapy💪🏼is to stop the pain of living someone else’s life and learn to gain control of our life.

Setting boundaries and prioritizing one’s needs/emotions/desires is the preliminary baby step to self-love🤗



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