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Motivational Speaker, Life Coach and Author, Susan McKenna, provides a site that people working on their codependence can vent, share feelings and seek support as well as ask questions.

Susan McKenna does not take responibility for opinions, advice and postings related to this site. This site does not replace therapy.

Codependency is where you put your needs and dreams aside in order to help the other person have a life. Kindness is doing these kinds of things sometimes and having a balance of give and take in a relationship. In a codependent relationship, no matter how much you give, the other person does not return the favor, you never feel appreciated and never feel like you have done enough. Yet you keep on giving, getting more fatigued, frustrated and resentful.

The codependent eventually burns out and it starts to affect their everyday life, some taking on addictions or negative behavior patterns to cover the pain. To get beyond codependency, you need to explore self-care. The codependent person needs to recognize that he/she counts just as much as the people they are protecting. Ask yourself, "Why are my rights as a person or my health less important than theirs?" Put your needs first and see to them first!

Accepting responsibility for your behavior and your life and letting others accept responsibility for theirs is the start of recovery. After all, how can they develop responsibility if you do it all for them?


Take what is useful and leave the rest and remember "You are who you think you are...but you CAN CHANGE THAT!"

To contact Susan, e-mail her at northvilleclasses@yahoo.com !

Susan McKenna's experience is in co-dependency, relationships, divorce, addictions, anxiety and panic disorders.

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  • Feb 23, 2008
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