SRS co-dependence..

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  1. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    I realize I am very co-dependent and am a relationship addict.. I am very needy/clingy and seek women that are the same (even when I am in a 'good' relationship, I tend to seek attention from other women when I feel like I am not getting 100% of the attention from the current girlfriend, even though I know it's an unrealistic and unhealthy expectation).. I like to sabotage myself when it comes to relationships/work/school (when I was in school)..

    I know this stems from the feeling of abandonment from my father and then having an alcoholic step-dad during my formative years..

    Are there free resources for counseling available? I had an appointment to see a psychotherapist/counselor tomorrow..but I called my insurance company and it turns out I have no mental health coverage and I just cant stretch $600 a month on visits with the therapist (figuring $125/wk)..

    I have a few books - co-dependent no more, the language of letting go, co-dependence: healing the human condition..but can people be successful with recovery/healing without professional help?

    I recognize my flaws, but there's a large gap between recognition and recovery. I'd rather get better while I'm relatively young (24), than hitting rock bottom in my later years.

    Advice?
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    Good thinking.
     
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    yep. my girlfriend and mother both go to al-anon for their co-dependence. its worked great for all of us.
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    I'm scurred :noes:
     
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    Don't be. You don't ever have to speak unless you want to.
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    Yeah, I figured.. is it just voluntary, or do they ask you if you want to speak, or waht?
     
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    Gotcha.. Thanks :)
     
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    good luck dude
     

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