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The pain experienced when watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be profound. Frequently a “co-dependent” pattern emerges wherein the supporting individual, despite her valiant efforts to support and connect to the addicted party, compromises her ability to have a healthy, meaningful relationship with the addicted person due in part to a negligence in meeting her own needs.
A balance, therefore, must be achieved.
Attempts to "fix" the other person almost always backfire. Resigning yourself to the truth that your loved one is and always has been at the helm of his/her addiction is difficult, but it is essential. Your efforts, energy and attention are often best invested in your own capacity to care for yourself, thus maintaining your own stability and capacity to love and set boundaries.
"There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more...secure.”-Jim Butcher
Are you or someone you love suffering from codependency?
We are here to help you, the family or friend of the addicted party.