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Codependency And Healthy Boundaries

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What we covered

Welcome to the "Codependency and Healthy Boundaries" Forest session. This session offers a professional exploration of the concept of codependency and its impact on relationships. Our dedicated social worker, Katlego, will facilitate this session with a deep passion for creating positive change in the lives of those in need.

Understanding Codependency

Codependency is a behavioral condition in a relationship where one person enables another person's addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement. This can create a harmful dynamic where the boundaries between individuals become blurred, and a person may lose their sense of self in the process.

Impact on Relationships

Codependency can have detrimental effects on relationships, leading to feelings of resentment, dissatisfaction, and emotional exhaustion. It can also perpetuate unhealthy patterns and prevent individuals from forming truly authentic and fulfilling connections.

Establishing Healthy Boundaries

Strategies for Establishing Healthy Boundaries:

  1. Self-awareness: Recognize and understand your own needs and limits. Take the time to reflect on what is important to you.
  2. Clear Communication: Communicate your boundaries clearly and assertively. Use "I" statements to express your needs without blaming others.
  3. Consistent Enforcement: Be consistent in upholding your boundaries. This will help others understand and respect your limits.
  4. Self-care: Prioritize your own well-being and set aside time for self-care activities that recharge you.

Seeking Further Support

It's important to remember that establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries is a journey, and seeking professional support can be extremely beneficial. If you need further guidance or support, October provides digital group sessions, assessments, and content about mental health. Feel free to explore these resources within the app.

Remember, while October provides educational and supportive content, it's important to seek professional help for clinical needs.

If you have any questions or need further support, feel free to reach out to our dedicated mental health professionals within the app.

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