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I've been coming to the realization lately that I have a lot of issues and may be (am likely) codependent. 

I think the point where it really hit me that I had a problem was listening to my dad and my brother fighting (my brother is a drug and alcohol abuser, as well as having a mood and personality disorder) and my dad rounded on me afterward. And I was listening to him, listening to me, listening to these interpersonal interactions, realized our interpersonal relationships were so dysfunctional.

I began looking it up in regard to my dad, but the more I understood codependency, the more I realized I, too, was a codependent. I've been less obviously codependent because I refuse to get into romantic relationships, knowing how they affect me and that I don't like myself when I'm attached to people... but it seriously affects a lot of my platonic relationships, I behave as a workaholic, among other issues.

CoDA meetings are hard to get to around here, so I've been planning on trying out Al-Anon and Nar-Anon and doing what CoDA I can.

I don't want to stay stuck in this cycle. I think I more or less understand it's an issue (if I'm still resistant to the idea.) Now I'm trying to figure out the bigger picture of that entails (e.g., can I recover myself if interacting with codependent people who can't admit they have a problem? If I can't, what can I do?)

Currently I'm reading Codependent No More and its workbook.



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 Hi ma'am...

                   was in Alanon, and years ago the group formed a sub-group to read "Women Who Love Too Much" and then "Codependent no More".

I always thought Melody Beattie had it right. This is a tiny group here...  

big oaks from little acorns grow... welcome... smile... 


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Anikotevet wrote:
I think the point where it really hit me that I had a problem was listening to my dad and my brother fighting

 I would only add that ACoA (Adult Children) helped me a lot to understand the emotional wreckage in my family.   ACA has become quite large in recent years and they have a big red book that might interest you.  Google ACoA meetings.  They are also on line.  Good luck and happy sailing........... 

-- Edited by jimrich on Thursday 13th of July 2017 05:51:59 AM


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