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Well and Good – Close or Codependent? Here’s how to tell the difference and not lose your sense of self in your relationships.

Dr Forshee talks about how to tell the difference if you are close or codependent and how not to lose yourself in a relationship.

1. SPEND TIME GETTING TO KNOW YOURSELF
A key way to “help break patterns of codependency in relationships is figuring out who you are, what your purpose is, and what you like, outside of a relationship,” psychologist Danielle Forshee, PsyD, says. She explains that confidence and contentment with yourself and your path in life will help with confidence and the easing of codependent feelings and behavior.

2. STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
Another action Dr. Forshee suggests taking to overcome codependency is to “go out into the world and have new experiences—do something that makes you uncomfortable. Strengthen friendships, take up a new activity, learn to do things on your own.”

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