May 16, 2017

Codependency


Here’s a free collection of resources about codependency- Codependency blogs, videos, support groups, first-hand experiences and advice from people who have experience with codependent relationships, etc.

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Codependency Blogs

Here’s a list of codependency blogs- blogs written by people with codependency, or about codependency.

****Email alexbalinski@gmail.com to submit your blog to this list.***

Boundaries 4 Codependents codependentboundaries.blogspot.com 2017
Codependent Blog codependentblog.wordpress.com 2017

 

Codependency Support Groups

Codependency Support Groups On Facebook

  1. Codependent No More Group (12580 members)
  2. Codependent Hope for Recovery (6260 members)
  3. Codependency Today (3724 members)
  4. Lisa A Romano Healing from Codependency and Narcissistic Abuse (2854 members)
  5. Healing from Codependency (1965 members)
  6. Codependent No More (1170 members)
  7. Codependency, Adult Children of Alcoholics, and Alanon and Aleteen (870 members)
  8. Goodbye Codependency & Love Addiction (852 members)
  9. Codependent Women (320 members)

Other Codependency Support Groups And Forums

  1. Daily Strength Codependency Support Group (1,590 members, 10,095 posts)

Codependency Survey

We’re surveying people about their experiences with codependency. Here will be a collection of their responses.

*This information is not meant to replace medical advice, and the information gathered via surveys may or may not be correct. Hopefully it will be helpful to you!

*Response format = Answer (Name, Age)


**Click here to share your experience with codependency**


Codependency Symptoms

What symptoms have you experienced?

  • Anxiety, depression, panic. (Andrea, 36 years old)
  • Feeling lost. (Amy, 47 years old)
  • Attaches to others quickly, controlling others, neediness. (Marie B., 47 years old)
  • Isolation, anxiety, depression. (Don, 64 years old)

Codependency Facts

What are some facts you’ve learned about codependency?

  • Healthy boundaries is just that- healthy and not selfish. (Amy, 47 years old)
  • Being needy is a way of controlling others. It is a disease of addiction. (Marie B., 47 years old)
  • That it is a dependency. (Don, 64 years old)

Codependency Difficulties

What are difficult aspects of living with codependency?

  • I keep forgetting myself, losing myself, and burning out and suffering. (Andrea, 36 years old)
  • Learning it’s ok to put yourself first. (Amy, 47 years old)
  • Trying not to need attention from certain people- feeling the withdrawals & high anxiety waiting for a text or call. (Marie B., 47 years old)
  • Letting go. (Don, 64 years old)

Codependency Advice

What words of encouragement/advice can you share with others who experience codependency?

  • Keep searching for peace focusing on yourself. (Andrea, 36 years old)
  • It’s a journey, not a race. Development takes time. (Amy, 47 years old)
  • Hang in there! Pray, read, join CODA. (Marie B., 47 years old)
  • Take it easy, and go to meetings. (Don, 64 years old)

Codependency Diet and Exercise

What’s been your experience with diet and exercise?

  • I binge eat, I starve, and I over exercise, but mostly don’t exercise. (Andrea, 36 years old)
  • I recently lost 100 pounds in a healthy way. (Amy, 47 years old)
  • Eat healthy, and stay active. (Marie B., 47 years old)
  • Poor. (Don, 64 years old)

Codependency Treatments

What’s been your experience with treatments (therapy, etc.)?

  • Good experience with therapy, group therapy and art therapy. Meds have helped. (Andrea, 36 years old)
  • Finding the right therapist can take time. (Amy, 47 years old)
  • Therapy, becoming educated, and modifying behavior. (Marie B., 47 years old)
  • Somewhat helpful. (Don, 64 years old)

Codependency Recommendations

Anything you’d recommend for someone with codependency?

  • Start learning about it. Start journaling, get support. (Andrea, 36 years old)
  • Realize you are not alone. (Amy, 47 years old)
  • CODA meetings, and working the steps. (Marie B., 47 years old)
  • Meetings and books. (Don, 64 years old)

Codependency Resources

What specific resources have you found most helpful?

  • Books, online groups, communicating with my husband. (Andrea, 36 years old)
  • Internet and books. (Amy, 47 years old)
  • Co-Dependency No More daily readings. (Marie B., 47 years old)
  • ACA. (Don, 64 years old)

Codependency Stories

Share an interesting experience you’ve had related to living with codependency.

  • I’ve connected and learned so much about others, and developed such empathy. (Andrea, 36 years old)
  • As I consciously work to put myself first, I recognize how others don’t always like it. (Amy, 47 years old)
  • I paid for a small bookshelf at a thrift store. When I went to get it, someone was looking at it. My gut told me to get my $5 back, and let them have it. I had to self-talk. I owe that person nothing. I need that bookshelf, and have paid for it. (Marie B., 47 years old)
  • My father is not in this world to live up to my expectations. (Don, 64 years old)