Because they lack self-worth, codependent people have great difficulty accepting from others.
Codependent personalities tend to attract partners who are emotionally unstable.
This is where the codependent core issue of low self-esteem comes in.
Their thoughts and behavior revolve around someone or something external, whether it’s a person or an addiction. Instead of self-esteem, they have other esteem, based upon what others think and feel.
It causes serious pain and affects the majority of Americans, both in and out of relationships. They all have one thing in common: They’ve lost the connection to their core.
Here’s a list of common feelings and symptoms associated with codependency.
You may be in a codependent relationship if you identify with any of the following statements: If you see any of these signs of codependency within yourself or your relationship, you’ve taken an important first step in rewiring dysfunctional patterns.
Improving your communication by learning how to be assertive, how to set boundaries, and how to handle verbal abuse is a vital part of recovery.