Ways to Fight Dissociation in Relationships

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Emotional codependency can involve control patterns. This is where the codependent becomes resentful if the other one doesn’t accept their advice or help.

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Creates distrust and resentment

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Feeding the addiction is how codependency ruins relationships. Codependents essentially sacrifice their needs, and their world revolves around the other person.

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Jealousy

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No self-care

At some point, people crack when focused on someone else to the extent that they deny their identity, feelings, and needs.

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Loneliness

Codependency is hugely confusing and terrifyingly lonely. You think that your enablers are meeting your needs, but deep down, you feel empty.

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Negativity becomes the norm

You might observe the people-pleaser with the narcissist or the highly sensitive needy one paired with the emotionally distant. Either way, this imbalance drives negativity.

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When someone has low self-esteem, they sometimes find their worth through someone else’s actions and general existence. Sadly, their attempts to help fix mistakes go too far, and they appear controlling.

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Controlling traits creep in

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Codependents crave connection and intimacy. The very nature of their fear of abandonment and rejection means that they can never get deeply close to someone.

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No real intimacy

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Codependents want to help other people so they can feel good. Essentially, people with enmeshed identities believe they are improving themselves by helping others.

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Mismatched responsibilities

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Without setting boundaries codependency, traits protect people from having to face their issues of low self-esteem. Codependents do this by clinging to their object of desire.

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Obsessiveness and clinging

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A clear sign of codependency is reactivity and passive-aggressiveness. As general people-pleasers, codependents struggle to say no, and they become resentful because they keep saying yes.

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Poor communication

Top 10 Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship

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