Codependent relationships tend to focus on the feelings and needs of the “taker.” The codependent person may exhibit low self-esteem, have a strong need to please others, feel responsible for other people’s problems, and struggle to set boundaries.

Lacking boundaries between yourself and others

Signs of Codependent Relationship

Blurring lines in relationships—you struggle to see where you end and the other person begins

Feeling low self-esteem

Fearing rejection and abandonment

Apologizing or accepting blame to avoid conflict

Being who someone else wants you to be

Ignoring your own needs

Putting other people’s needs before your own

Feeling like you’ve lost your sense of self

Resenting not receiving appreciation for your actions