7 Steps To Detaching From A Codependent Relationship And Finding Freedom

It’s not always easy to notice that you’re falling into a codependent relationship until it’s already too late. We tend to get caught up in wanting to spend time with our partners and building a life together that we forget how to be alone without them.

This is especially difficult for relationships that become toxic, but we stay in them anyway, because we don’t know how to walk away. However, difficult doesn’t mean impossible and when there’s a will, there’s a way. Here are a few ways to detach from codependent relationships.

Accepting That People Can’t Be Fixed

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It’s hard to not want to help out someone we care about but there’s a fine line between being a good support system and treating someone as a project.

People can’t be fixed by their loved ones. They have to be willing to put in the work themselves. Once you accept that, you’ll realize that the only person you need to fix is yourself and you’ll want to do what’s best for you regardless of how it impact someone else.