“How was I to know that healthy love includes generous amounts of positive feedback?”
In previous posts (Rehab for codependency (Part 1 and 2), and 2 main lies codependents tell themselves), I mention two types of boundaries: 1. stop the negative. 2. build the positive.
Many codependents apply boundary #1 (for years, even a lifetime) and neglect to create relationships that develop #2. That’s a dangerous practice which will lead to surviving without really thriving. And being clueless about what you’re missing.
Raise your eyes to the sky – get to know who you really are – and resolve to never settle.
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Debbie Happy Cohen is a master coach with a graduate degree in counseling. She’s the founder of Joy-Based Living, an online global conversation where people develop the skills to create (internal and external) environments so that JOY can thrive in their lives.
Many people who are committed to having joy in their lives are people who have known its exact opposite. Therefore, we explore many aspects of joy, including its shadows. Awareness, acceptance and action are keys to opening the doors to greater joy; and courage is strengthened when people experience connection.
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