A co-dependent relationship is when one person in a dysfunctional relationship relies heavily on the other to meet their emotional needs. Psychologically ill people use others, often narcissistically, for their own means.
Healthy boundaries are important as they help you create and maintain satisfying relationships. Here are some ways to work on them.
Often people are afraid to move on into the unknown so they tolerate the abusive partner or bully in their life. Another reason is that their self esteem has usually been eroded so low that they may even feel they deserve the abuse in some way. Some people don’t even realise they are being abused.
In these circumstances of abuse it becomes important for people to know how to let go. Friends, relatives, therapists can all assist you to leave the abuser. If it is in a love relationship or domestic situation – move out. If it’s bullying at work – quit your job and take appropriate action legally. Ask for compensation – you deserve it.
When a friendship feels like it is dragging you down instead of lifting you up, it’s time to decide whether you want to fix it or end it.
Unhealthy, toxic relationships can cause you real emotional and physical harm. So itâ€™s time to detox those relationships that are getting you down.
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