Codependency affects individuals as they struggle to deal with the relationships in their lives. Losing themselves in relationships, codependents often ignore their own personal feelings, needs, and problems while focusing their attention on others. Taking a heightened sense of responsibility for others, codependents have trouble establishing healthy boundaries. This leads to frustration and stress in relationships, along with feelings of anxiety, guilt, and depression.
Often times a result of family dysfunction, codependency can affect individuals throughout their entire lifetime without proper understanding and guidance. By working with the mental health professionals of Jetson Counseling, codependents can take necessary steps to restore their own sense of worth, while freeing themselves from the loss of self in others.