Psychological Counseling Services provides hope for individuals who struggle with issues of codependency. Codependency is when a person’s sense of self comes from an external source. A codependent person relies on the approval of others to feel good about himself/herself. Codependents focus on other’s needs and feelings at the expense of her own needs in order to feel valued or important. As a result, a codependent person is usually not aware of his own thoughts, feelings, needs and wants. Instead, a codependent person values the opinions of others above his own and puts aside her own interests in order to spend time sharing other’s. His sense of value and importance is based on whether other people like or accept him not on his own internal awareness.
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