In this episode, I give a brief history of the origin of the term codependency, and how the term has grown over time. …Many people (myself included for a long time) really had issues with the label of “codependency.” I felt like it was victim blaming. So if you feel this way too, please know that you aren’t alone in that, and that you might find it more helpful to view the label of “codependency” as a pointer–because the label isn’t as important as the behaviors that it’s pointing to.
It’s these behaviors of caring, compassion, and “control” (trying to fix other people) that leave a person very out of alignment with themselves to where they are forever putting others first and themselves last. This is highly problematic thinking and behaving, because you matter, and you deserve the dignity, respect, caring, and compassion that you give to others.
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My goal is to educate, empower, and inspire other abuse victims in understanding more about what happened to them (and how to prevent it from happening again), as well as how to go on and rebuild an amazing life.
Even though I have had a lot of "in the trenches" experience with highly manipulative people of all kinds, I consider myself to be a student of Narcissism, mindset, motivation, healing, and life in general, and am by no means an expert on any of these topics.
It's for these reasons, that when you are reading my information that I encourage you to hold to what helps, and let the rest go.
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