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5 Signs You are in Codependent Relationship

Dating By Arti Chaudhary , Onlymyhealth editorial team / May 18, 2019
5 Signs You are in Codependent Relationship

Are you giving too much in your relationship and not getting back anything in return? Know the signs which show that you being in a codependent relationship.  

Being in a relationship with the right person feels like a blessing of God. You make promises, create memories and have “never give up”  attitude for your relationship, no matter how much fights you both have in a day. Everything is going as you wanted it to go. But have you ever felt like you are the only one who is making all the efforts to make your relationship successful and your partner is not at all interested in it? Did you ever got the feeling like everything is right but still something is wrong? Are you stuck in a codependent relationship? 

Here are 5 signs of you are in a codependent relationship 

You always want to know what they are doing and thinking

When you are in a healthy relationship, you and your partner know about each other’s schedules. But if you want to know what your partner is doing or what is going in their head all the time then it is a strong sign that you are in a codependent relationship. There should nothing be hidden in between you both but still, give them personal space. You are not a stalker. 

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Their needs before your own

It is good to understand what your partner wants and what are their needs but always giving first priority to their needs and neglecting yours is not a great idea and is also a sign of a codependent relationship. As you cannot be alone, you will give themselves over to the needs of the other. It can also make you feel like you cannot be fine if your partner is not fine because their needs have to come first.

You cannot say “No” to your partner

Simply you don’t want to hurt your partner or their feelings you do whatever they want you to do, even though you don’t really want to. In every relationship boundaries are important but when you are in a codependent relationship you struggle with this. Whereas, in a healthy relationship people can tell their partner that they cannot do something which is upsetting them. 

You cancel all of your plans to be with your partner

In healthy relationships also, sometimes it becomes necessary to cancel your plans, just to spend some quality time with your partner. But when you keeping on canceling your plans all the time, then it shows a lack of respect for yourself and the other relationships in your life.

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You keep on doing your partner’s things

Do you know there is a huge difference between helping your partner with their stuff and pampering them like a child? If you always do things which are actually your partner’s responsibility such as, making sure your partner wakes up and gets to work on time and reminding them to do things they should otherwise be able to handle on their own. This is not cool. 

These signs show that you are stuck in a codependent relationship where you always try to entertain your partner and give more importance than that of any other relationship.

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