What is Codependency?

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” Psalms 118:8 KJV

According to the APA Dictionary of Psychology, codependency is defined as:

1. the state of being mutually reliant, for example, a relationship between two individuals who are emotionally dependent on one another.

2. a dysfunctional relationship pattern in which an individual is psychologically dependent on (or controlled by) a person who has a pathological addiction (e.g., alcohol, gambling). —codependent adj.

Codependency is real and emotionally draining. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in others because they can fail or disappoint us. We have to learn to depend on God more so than others when it comes to our identity, emotional well-being, and seeking attention/approval. We may never get these things from the people who we may want to get it from, but there is One who can fill every void in our lives. And His name is Jesus Christ.

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Published by Tyra E. Rowell

I am an introverted innovator and empath who has strong views about life, mental health, and faith. I am big on perspective. I believe we should breathe and take another look before leaping to conclusions. I am a psychotherapist with an Ed.S. in Counseling. I desire to encourage and help God's people to live life abundantly in every aspect. Spirit, soul, and body.

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