Growing Up in an Alcoholic Family

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Growing up in an alcoholic family

Growing up in an alcoholic family can be lonely, scary, and confusing. Children in alcoholic or dysfunctional families don’t get a childhood. You Don’t Get a Childhood When You Grow Up in an Alcoholic Family Growing up in an alcoholic family has a different effect on different kids. Factor such as personality, internal and external […]

Recover from Codependency by Setting Intentions

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Setting Intentions to Recover for Codependency

Setting an intention to change your codependent thoughts and behaviors can help you recover from codependency. Can setting intentions help you recover from codependency? Are you trying to recover from codependency or heal from an unhealthy or toxic relationship? Perhaps you’ve noticed that you have some codependent traits, such as enabling, letting people take advantage […]

Managing Anxiety When You’re a People-Pleaser and Perfectionist

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managing anxiety when you're a people-pleaser and perfectionist

For years, I was a people-pleaser, perfectionist, and never felt good enough. I focused on making others happy, avoiding failure and criticism, and constantly tried to prove my worth. I was also riddled with anxiety. Perhaps you can relate. In this article, we’ll explore the connection between anxiety, people-pleasing, and perfectionism. And I’ll offer some […]

How to Let Go of Guilt

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Hot to let go of guilt

Learn how to let go of guilt, especially false guilt. Often we feel guilty when we haven’t done anything wrong or we continue to beat ourselves up over a minor misstep. Are you ready to let go of guilt and start feeling better about yourself? If you have codependent traits, you probably take responsibility for […]

Learning to Love Yourself

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Self-compassion or self-love can feel uncomfortable, but you can learn to love yourself with this simple approach. This post contain an affiliate link, which means we may earn a small commission if you make a purchase through our links. There is no added cost for you. How do you love yourself? When I ask people […]

Self-Abandonment: What It Is and How to Stop

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Self-Abandonment: What It Is and How to Stop

Do you have a hard time trusting yourself? Do you hide parts of yourself – your feelings, beliefs, and ideas – in order to fit in or please others? Do you diminish or discount your feelings because you think they don’t matter? This is self-abandonment. We abandon ourselves when we don’t value ourselves, when we […]

Affirmations for Stress and Anxiety

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Affirmations for stress and anxiety

Affirmations can help us cope with stress and anxiety. Try using these positive affirmations to quiet your worries and develop a hopeful outlook. Stress is an inevitable part of life. We all feel overwhelmed, confused, and anxious at times. And there are many effective and healthy ways to cope with stress, including releasing physical tension […]

How to Stop Being Codependent

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How to Stop Being Codependent

Do you want to stop being codependent? It can feel like an overwhelming task and you may not know where to begin. This article will help you change specific codependent behaviors and with continued practice, you can overcome codependency and be emotionally healthier. What is codependency? Codependency includes unhelpful or unhealthy ways of thinking and […]