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 […]

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 […]

What Is An Avoidant Attachment Style?

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What is an avoidant attachment?

In this article, you’ll learn the signs of an avoidant attachment style, how it effects adult relationships, how to develop a more secure attachment style. Approximately 25% of us have an Avoidant Attachment Style. In my earlier post, What’s My Attachment Style and Why Does it Matter?, I explained the three primary attachment styles (secure, […]

What Is An Anxious Attachment Style?

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Anxious Attachment

In this article, you’ll learn the signs of an anxious attachment style, how it effects adult relationships, and how you can develop a more secure attachment style. In my previous post, What’s My Attachment Style and Why Does It Matter?, I gave you an overview of the four primary attachment styles (secure, anxious, avoidant, and […]

Accepting What We Can’t Control

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Accepting What We Can’t Control

Accept what we can’t control is hard! How do you cope when life doesn’t go as planned? Life rarely goes according to plan. I used to think I could make a plan, work hard, and accomplish what I’d set out to do. I’m a planner. I like routines and consistency. I like to know what’s […]

End a Relationship without Feeling Guilty

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How to End a Relationship without Feeling Guilty

Don’t stay in a dysfunctional or codependent relationship because of guilt. Learn how to end a relationship without feeling guilty. Guilt keeps many people stuck in dysfunctional or codependent relationships because they prioritize other people’s needs and happiness above their own. Generally, we hope or expect that relationships will last forever. We idealize close family […]

5 Myths About Codependency

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5 Myths About Codependency

Codependency is often misunderstood. In this article, I’ll dispel five myths about codependency and help you understand what codependency is, where it comes from, and begin to explore how you can recover from it. Signs of codependency Codependency is a confusing term. And regardless of whether you like the term or not, it’s become a […]

Choose Yourself: You Matter

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Choose Yourself Because You Matter

In this article, learn how to “choose yourself” and why it’s important to stand-up for yourself, practice self-care, express your opinions, and validate yourself. Do you back down from your boundaries and allow others to mistreat you? Do you ignore your needs so you can satisfy someone else’s needs? Do you ignore or minimize your […]