Understanding codependency and relational issues
Codependency is sometimes referred to as ‘relationship addiction’, as people with codependency more often than not form relationships that are one-sided, emotionally destructive and/or abusive.
Those of us experiencing interpersonal codependency often place a low priority on our own needs and may become almost obsessively preoccupied with the needs of others. This can occur in any type of relationship, including friendships, family relationships, work relationships, support relationships and romantic relationships.
Repeating patterns of codependency can be extremely painful and overwhelming. Feeling essential or indispensable can leave you thinking there’s no way out and can lead to further mental health problems like depression and anxiety or addictions such as food, drugs, alcohol, or sex to manage and suppress uncomfortable emotions. Our self-esteem and sense of purpose is reliant on other people, places and things.
At South Pacific Private, we recognise that codependency can often be at the core of many presenting addictions, behaviours or mental health issues. Addressing these dynamics and restoring healthy relationships can be key to long-term success.
Your pathway to healthy relationships
At South Pacific Private, we aim to equip you with the tools and strategies you need to rebalance relationships, break free from codependent cycles and put yourself on the path to healthy relationships. We offer opportunities within groups and the community to practice setting functional boundaries, esteeming yourself from within and becoming aware of your own needs and wants, and how to meet them.
Our program also focuses on uncovering and healing the underlying causes of dysfunctional relating and dynamics by healing unresolved childhood issues.
If you’re ready to start your journey out of co-dependence, we’re ready to stand with you every step of the way. Call us on 1800 063 332 or contact us here to see which of our programs are right for you.