Becoming confident in dating
Every relationship has it's fair share of challenges, but if you both are strong and stable enough to work through it, your relationship can flourish.On the other hand, if you aren't feeling good about yourself when you enter a relationship, both you and your partner may face some trouble.
Recently, I asked a client this question: "What is it that stops you from getting what you want out of a relationship?" Her answer was: "It's too hard to go through a breakup and to be alone." My response went something like this: "Maybe it's time to examine your fears and the ways you might be self-sabotaging." I find that my clients aren't always aware that they may be excessively dependent on their partner to feel good about themselves.So what can you do if you are paralyzed by fear or unable to risk leaving a relationship that is unhealthy for you? Fear doesn't go away by itself -- it tends to morph into something else.If you sometimes find that you sabotage your own needs in relationships, there could be many reasons.However, codependency symptoms are common for people who grew up in a dysfunctional home -- especially if you took on the role of a caretaker.