“I’ve been reading your articles about codependency. You’re right, I don’t know myself anymore. I eat what my husband wants to eat. I go where my kids want or need to go. I even do a job I don’t love because my boss thought I’d be great at it, and I am but what about me? Where did I go? I don’t even know how to start to find myself. ”
Frankly, it sucks to realize that we’ve wondered this far away from ourselves. This week, I spoke with four different women who are beginning to pick up the pieces. There are a million different paths back to you but here are a few basics to get you started.
1. Google “codependency”.
2. Read anything by Melody Beattie.
3. Adopt these rules (all year around): 5 Rules For Holidays That Don’t Suck.
4. If you are one who can always be counted on for a YES, read this: Why Do I Keep Saying Yes?
5. Consider a 12-step program.
Continue: 4 more, plus the Ultimate Cody Challenge