“As a high-functioning codependent, I was so busy helping and controlling other people that I was never vulnerable myself in a real way.” – Terri Cole
Are you endlessly giving and doing for all the people all the time?
Do people come to you when they need something because they know you’ll get it done, no matter what?
If you are nodding your head, you might just be a high-functioning codependent, and this episode is for you.
I am covering what high-functioning codependency is, the considerable cost of being a high-functioning codependent (on you, your relationships, and others), and sharing my own experiences with these disordered relational behaviors– both personally and professionally.
- 4:00 The definition of high-functioning codependency
- The costs
- 10:10 Trying to control can reduce the quality of your time with loved ones
- 11:45 It can be difficult to rest and spend time in solitude.
- 12:15 You may lose your feeling of identity
- 13:35 Over-giving can cause resentment and emotional exhaustion can come from over-giving
- 14:15 High-functioning codependents may enable others to under-function
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