Is codependency genuine love? When you love someone, you love them for who they are, and not because of one or more personal needs. These needs could include the need for emotional support, physical intimacy, or even financial. When you are codependent, you depend on the other person without relying on yourself. This codependent dynamic can come from past traumas, attachment styles, or even narcissistic abuse. Becoming self-aware of where your codependency comes from can help you be a better partner.
We also made a video on the signs it’s a trauma bond, not love: https://youtu.be/4EqbuAlrilQ
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9 Warning Signs of a Codependent Relationship. (2022). Fort Behavioral Health. Retrieved 20 March 2022, from www.fortbehavioral.com/addiction-recovery-blog/9-warning-signs-of-a-codependent-relationship/ codependency