The impact, symptoms, and what you should do about it.
Psychology Today defines codependency as “a relationship in which, by being caring, highly-functional, and helpful, one is said to support, perpetuate, or enable a loved one’s irresponsible or destructive behavior.”1This enabled behavior may also be abusive. Codependency originally was a title given to relationships involving substance abuse2. However, it is now widely applicable and widespread.
I don’t mean that mindfulness … sucks. It’s just that…what you learn about yourself can be overwhelming.
I started meditating twenty months ago. At the same time, I began studying mindfulness. Consequently, I’ve learned a lot. As a result of this new self-awareness, I’ve had some tough realizations about myself. The good news is that I can make the necessary changes. Although it may be difficult and challenging, I believe I have the willpower to make the changes.
In the Greek telling of Narcissus and Echo, a talkative nymph (Echo) is cursed, robbed of the ability to start a sentence. Echo may only repeat or finish a sentence started. Narcissus, obsessed with his beauty, is on a hunt. Echo, who falls in love at first glance with Narcissus, follows him through the woods secretly.