If you look at sociological explanations of codependency, you will find that it focuses on imbalanced relationships between people, often enabling one another in an unhealthy way. At The Bridge to Recovery, we have always viewed codependency in a much broader, more encompassing way.
At The Bridge to Recovery, we view codependency as an individual having an unhealthy relationship with anything in their lives, such as with:
You can find more on the relationship between codependency and trauma. It is an important concept to understand since they are linked so closely together; almost intertwined.
At The Bridge to Recovery, our focus is on helping those individuals heal those relationships. When we experience trauma, including childhood trauma, we experience negative thinking, behaving, and feeling. When left unresolved, this becomes our common emotional response system.
During the 1970’s and 1980’s when our Co-Founder, Carol Cannon, developed the definition of codependency you see throughout our website, the “codependency movement” was in full swing. With it came a negative stigma to be “codependent” and further stigmatized to get help for it.
Today, we are proud to have helped thousands of individuals and families experience healing from their negative and unhealthy relationships. Emotional freedom and happiness became possible, and we continue to help lift the stigma attached to those seeking help.
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