Episode 214: What is Codependency, How Do I Know if I’m Codependent, and What Can I Do About It?

Have you ever heard people talking about codependency, or maybe you've seen it referenced in an article or a book or even a movie at some point and then wondered, “Wait, I wonder if that's me? Am I codependent?” If you've ever wondered this, and especially if you have loved ones who have addictions or even seem to have a lot of chaos that cause you heartache or heartburn, then today's episode is just for you. We're going to tell our stories of discovering codependency within ourselves, how it might be manifesting in your life, and some of the things you can start doing to overcome it.


Time Stamps:

[00:40] – “It’s fine to change your mind.”

[02:34] – What is codependency?

[04:54] – Corrine explains how codependency feels when experiencing the push and pull of emotions.

[10:31] – Take your power back and honor your choices outside of what others think.

[12:56] – Neil explains his experience of the ways codependency shows up alongside addiction.

[17:21] – Corrine and Neil talk about the difference between codependency and compassion.

[23:03] – What happened when Corrine and Neil first started working on their codependency?

[28:58] – You can care, but it’s not your responsibility to make someone else feel better.

[36:03] – True recovery allows room for self-discovery.

[43:19] – You have the power to choose peace for yourself instead of waiting for permission.


Supporting Resources:

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself” Book by Melody Beetie

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