Relationships are an important part of life and are meant to enhance our journey through life. Sooner or later after one’s initial addiction treatment, opportunities for relationships (romantic or otherwise) will present themselves. Individuals, especially those in recovery should always enter into healthy relationships rather than unhealthy, co-dependent ones. In this article, we discuss the difference between healthy and codependent relationships and how boundaries we create are designed to protect both the individual and the relationship itself.
What is a Co-Dependent Relationship?
Most people are familiar with the term “codependent” but the majority of individuals can’t explain codependent behavior. A codependent relationship is where one person has an extreme emotional or psychological dependence on another person. In other words, one person ends up taking too much responsibility for the relationship while the other person doesn’t take enough. Codependent relationships are very common among drug users.
Boundaries Are Important
We can best understand codependent …