My A – Z Codependency Challenge – I

Insecure, Individual, Isolation, Insanity Insecure - subject to fears, doubts, etc.; not self-confident or assured It’s not pleasant to remember how terribly insecure I used to be. Leave me alone for 10 minutes and I thought my life would end. Walk out that door and I worried you would never come back. Have a bad... Continue Reading →

My A – Z Codependency Challenge – G

Gullible, Guilt I use to be so gullible; I believed just about anything anyone would tell me. If Chicken Little would have told me, "the sky is falling", I would have been right there with him, running in circles and trying to save everyone. Somehow I believed that I was needed, wanted and loved based on... Continue Reading →

My A – Z Codependency Challenge – E

Enabler, Excuses, Evasive Let me just start this with the saying, "You don't know what you don't know" and I didn't know. I didn't know what an enabler was. I didn't know that all my "helping" was actually "harming". I didn't know that trying to save someone from their toxic behaviors was feeding their need to... Continue Reading →

My A – Z Codependency Challenge – D

Denial, Delusional, Deceit, Debacle  Oh good grief! When I started this little A-Z challenge I don't think I really thought it through well. I’m laughing at myself now because it’s only day 4 and who wants to admit these damn words? Delusional: having false or unrealistic beliefs or opinions - Yep, I had false and unrealistic beliefs of... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Exercise: My Daily Mini Vacation (Video) — MakeItUltra™

This is something that, as a codependent, I struggled with. I felt so much guilt in even the simplest pleasures for myself. If you struggle with taking time for yourself this video is for you! Just do it and see how refreshed you feel! Subscribe to Youtube Channel About Psychological Services | Click here... Continue Reading →

My A – Z Codependency Challenge – C

Control, Care-taking, Communication I never thought I had any control issues. Nope, not me. But you see, control issues are sneaky little bastards. I thought everyone else had the issues and I was there to help and make it happen. If you were hungry, I fed you. If you were sad or angry, I tried to... Continue Reading →

I Won’t Back Down

I felt this song went along perfectly with the post I wrote this morning about my boundaries. Sometimes a little song in my head helps to remind me of where I am or where I need to be in my recovery and this one was spot on! So if you are having troubles with holding... Continue Reading →

My A – Z Codependency Challenge – B

Boundaries, Blame, Busy The first time I read the word "boundaries" in Melody Beattie's book, Codependent No More, I thought, "What the hell are boundaries?" The counselor I was seeing at that time recommended I read it so I did. Now, it's pretty sad that I had no clue what "setting boundaries" meant but what's even... Continue Reading →

Faith in Trouble

So beautifully written I had to share... Faith in trouble Senses the severity of the opposition Faith in trouble Calmly and prayerfully maintains its position Faith in trouble Gets up and goes to work Faith in trouble Doesn’t stop because it hurts Faith in trouble Believes when no one else does Faith in trouble Speaks... Continue Reading →

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