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Becoming You

Codependency is Based on a Lie

Codependency is based on a lie. Its symptoms develop to cope with the deep, but false and painful belief — that “I’m not worthy of love and respect.” In the chart above, core symptoms of codependency are in red, but nearly all the symptoms revolve around shame — the shame that accompanies rejection. This entire system operates beneath our awareness, and until we know it and feel it, we’re caught in its grip.

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