Thursday, October 23, 2014
Tomorrow night October 23rd at 7:00pm EST on the Addict’s Mom Live Video Online Meeting on In the Rooms topic will be Understanding Codependency. To join us sign up for f.ree at www.intherooms.com, you must log in with Google Chrome or Firefox. Sign on at about 6:55pm, please check your settings to make sure your microphone is on.
**Remember You Can Remain Anonymous**
Codependency can be so very painful and debilitating.
For codependents, being open and honest in close relationships may be difficult. Instead of being assertive, initiating action, and meeting your own needs, you hide your truth, react, and feel responsible for others. You become anxious and try to manage, c...ontrol, and manipulate, often by pleasing or giving advice. Some codependents turn themselves into pretzels trying to accommodate others, because they feel too guilty to say “No.”
Contrary to what you might think, not all codependents are caretakers or are even in a relationship. Codependents have all different personalities, and symptoms vary in type and severity among them. There are codependents who seek closeness, while others avoid it. Some are addicts, bullies, selfish, and needy, or may appear independent and confident, but they control, or are controlled by, a personal relationship or their addiction. A relationship marked by addiction or abuse is a sign of codependency. But not all codependent relationships are abusive. Sometimes they are just very out of balance where one person is the contributor and keeps the relationship going, and the other is the consumer and doesn’t contribute much and is unavailable in many ways. Codependency is about control, enabling, care-taking, and looking outside of ourselves, being needed, in order to fill that hole inside.
Barbara Theodosiou, founder of The Addict’s Mom will be speaking heart to heart with Debbie Sherrick an expert on Co-dependency with over 25 years of experience.
About Debbie Sherrick:
Debbie Sherrick has been motivated by her own personal journey to healing and health, Debbie Sherrick is a certified Holistic Health Counselor and Codependency Life Coach teaching people how to unite mind, body and spirit for a successful healthy life style.
Debbie is the owner of Inside Out Wellness Inc. http://insideoutwellnesscoach.com
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