Dealing with codependency, and the tendencies that come along, are very stressful. I feel like I have to always monitor how I interact with people. Wanting the “getting to know you”, without all the exaggerated feelings.
I know I have to set boundaries for myself, and taking accountability is my first step. Acknowledging the thoughts I have, and being patient with them, help with my relapse concerns. I choose to analyzing where these thoughts come from, and how they fit in my past, present and future. I know brushing certain feelings off isn’t going to help, neither is acting out.
“I will not wonder back… Day by day I take a step, to a better relationship with myself, and more healthy relationships with others” -K.E.M