Codependents often compromise their own values and integrity to avoid rejection or anger. In recovery I am rooted in my own values, even if others don’t agree or become angry.
Codependents often put aside their own interests in order to do what others want. In recovery I consider my interests and feelings when asked to participate in another’s plans.
Codependents often are hypervigilant regarding the feelings of others and take on those feelings. In recovery I can separate my feelings from the feelings of others. I allow myself to experience my feelings and others to be responsible for their feelings.
Codependents often accept sexual attention when they want love. In recovery my sexuality is grounded in genuine intimacy and connection. When I need to feel loved, I express my heart’s desires. I do not settle for sex without love.