At the root of most addiction and relational dysfunction lies a deep desire to be accepted and loved. That is good and God infused that into our lives. But what happens when life and people are not cooperating with our plan to be happy?
Many of us learned long before we knew we were learning that if we can only get those around us to affirm, like, acknowledge, care take, or admire us we can be happy. This need to control those around us or to have an unhealthy attachment to how others perceive us is codependence. Healing from codependence is a bumpy road, filled with difficult decisions to break free from others while in fact deepening our interdependence with others.
In this episode, we only scratch the surface of learning how to notice when codependent patterns are happening and what are some of the first, small baby steps towards freedom.
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