8 Signs You’re Codependent

Many people who love a person with addiction begin to lose themselves in the relationship. They frequently struggle to control or change the person they love. After a while, they may barely be able to remember their own goals and dreams. If there are signs of codependency in a relationship, it is important to recognize this as a warning sign and get help.

To learn more about signs of a codependent relationship, contact Promises at 844.875.5609. Our treatment for codependent personality disorder is designed to help individuals identify and work through codependent behaviors. With the proper treatment, you can learn how to break free from unhealthy patterns of behavior and build a healthier relationship with yourself and those close to you. Together we can create a plan for long-term recovery that puts your needs first. Don’t wait any longer—contact us today to get help.

Signs of Codependency

There are many signs of a codependent relationship:

  • Low self-esteem – Codependents often don’t feel very good about themselves and look outside for someone to let them know they are okay. People may feel unlovable deep down, even if they appear self-assured. 
  • Strong nurturing tendencies – If you like taking care of other people and tend to put their needs ahead of your own, you may have a problem with codependency. You may put a lot of energy into fixing other people, solving their problems, or trying to do things for them that they should do for themselves.
  • Desire to be in control – What do codependents get out of remaining in dysfunctional relationships? In many cases, they have a strong desire to be in control. By taking care of another person who appears incapable of managing their own life, the codependent gets to run the show.
  • Desire to please others – If you’re codependent, you may spend a lot of time desperately seeking approval from other people. You may bail them out of his problems or lie for him or try to solve all of his problems because you don’t know how else to get love.
  • Being reactive – Are you a bundle of emotions all the time? Do you spend a lot of time and energy imagining the worst possible outcome of things that happen? Do you find yourself reacting to what you think other people are thinking? If you are codependent, you may fly off the handle because you believe someone gave you a “dirty look,” or you may pick up on other people’s emotions because you are so other-centered.
  • Failure to set healthy boundaries – You may have a hard time distinguishing where other people end, and you begin. You may obsess about other people’s problems as if they were yours.
  • Dependence – If you are codependent, the thought of not having someone to revolve your life around feels like the end of the world. You may have a strong fear of abandonment, or you may panic at the thought of rejection. You may remain in a painful or abusive relationship because you fear being alone.
  • Often experiencing negative emotions – You may be filled with many negative emotions. You may be sad, angry, depressed, resentful, fearful, irritable, or anxious. Life may seem to be full of one disappointment after another, and you may feel hopeless. Or you may be so weary of feeling negative emotions that you have learned to numb your feelings.

We are here to provide the support, understanding, and resources you need for a successful recovery from codependency, addiction, and any co-occurring mental health disorders.

Break Free From Codependency at Promises Behavioral Health

Our compassionate team of professionals is committed to helping individuals, and families find hope and healing in their journey toward wellness. We want to help you break free from codependency and build a healthier relationship with yourself and those close to you.

Contact us today to learn more about our treatment options for codependent personality disorder. Let us show you that recovery is possible. Contact Promises Behavioral Health 844.875.5609 for more information about codependency treatment.

Scroll to Top