March 29, 2022

Codependency in Life

Steve Burns

Are You in a Codependent Relationship?

In this fascinating episode, Steve Burns joins me, and we talk about decoding codependency in relationships and life. Steve is an Emotional Coach & Addiction Specialist and is the founder of the Therapy Lounge in London.

I have had previous talks with Steve on the EBS platform, and many participants reached out to him for help following the podcasts. This episode will deconstruct the concept of co-dependent relationships and how individuals in those relationships identify themselves.

Dealing with Codependency

We hope that it inspires you to look at the relationships you have around you and give you the tools that you need to work through any boundaries.

We discuss:

  • *What is codependency?
  • *Examples of codependent relationships
  • *Do you feel undervalued in a relationship?
  • *Have you become the stay at stay-at-home parent and feel undervalued?
  • *Do you put your narcissistic boss on a pedestal?
  • *How to be aware of what codependency is
  • *Addiction and codependency
  • *How to deal with a codependent relationship
  • *How to take responsibility and communicate in a codependent relationship
  • *How to take charge of your happiness
  • *How to heal from a codependent relationship
  • *Are you ready to have a non-emotive tough conversation about your relationship?

Steve highlights some valuable strategies to help those in co-dependent relationships and also reminds all of us about valuing ourselves.

Less stress leads to lower inflammation levels

Keep a mental note that happiness and less stress lead to lower inflammation levels and, as a result, this leads to longevity; and less chance of disease.

Happiness is an inside job. If you work on the basis that your happiness is your responsibility, it is a fact that the happier you are, the better your life will be.

Look at yourself with compassion and self-care.

It is not about perfection; it is about nurturing our body and mind. Be kind to yourself.

As Steve says (repeat out loud),

“If you don’t make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness.”

Steve is so inspirational. You may also be interested in listening to Steve Burns talk about the mind-body connection and how to get past self-pity and take action to feel your best!

Thanks for listening, and remember: keep happy, keep healthy, and keep the inflammation down!

 

Yalda Alaoui

Author

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