codependencyCoping with addiction in a family member, loved one or friend on your own can be scary and confusing. Even someone who does not abuse a substance can display behaviors that resemble those of someone who has an addiction and can lead to problems in relationships.  Codependency can be characterized by difficulty saying no, people-pleasing, being unaware of wants and needs, feeling dependent on others for happiness and difficulty leaving negative relationships.  In therapy, I often hear clients express that they feel stuck and like they are repeating the same relationship patterns over and over again. I help clients build self-esteem and confidence by learning to set boundaries in relationships, ask for what they want, gain acceptance and understanding of themselves, and build satisfying relationships.


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