"The first sign of codependency creeping into a relationship will involve one person starting to take on the responsibility to keep in touch and connect.
One tries to protect against abandonment by avoiding confrontation and pleasing the other - while the second tries to avoid abandonment by pretending we don't need anyone else.
How to step out of codependency? If you want to stop being depended on others, let first try to understand why you became codependent. Original cause is obvious – it came from childhood, where others put you down, treat you unloving.
But few people know that there are some pretty clear signals to know if a relationship is going to work or not.
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I carried around so much shame, and my purpose in life was to get approval from others.
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So now she is getting everyone else into the act, as if I cannot determine for myself whether or not I care to go.