Getting Started with Codependency No More
I’m William Heart, Co-Founder of Codependency No More. If you’re struggling with boundaries in a relationship, having problems saying “no” to someone, or looking to get mental and emotional clarity, this page is for you. It contains what you need to start taking steps to transform for the better!
Codependency: Our Definition
While “codependency” according to it’s classical definition is alive and well, it’s meaning is evolving. It’s origin came from Alcoholics Anonymous; some family members of alcoholics were considered “co-alcoholics” because they were involved in helping the alcoholic procure drinks even when it went against their better judgment. They were essentially addicted to the alcoholic. Nowadays, the broader definition of codependency has become:
A dysfunctional relationship in which a person is more concerned about the needs of others than his or her own needs. It is often characterized by excessive care-taking or enabling, and an unhealthy need for recognition or approval.
In other words, codependents tend to give too much. They go above and beyond to make sure others are happy, typically to their own detriment.
The Codependency No More Philosophy
We make deep connections and share useful advice.
That is, one on hand we connect with people struggling with codependency in order to understand their needs and desires – the questions they have, and types of resources that will be most useful and practical for them. On the other hand, we connect with experts on codependency and related topics to learn how to get better, then share it with our audience.
As we curate the best information we can find, we use the most practical advice to create practical resources that help codependents get better.
Our Resources And Current Initiatives
We’re currently working on a course with multiple modules which will lay out a framework for codependency recovery in accordance with advice from thought leaders, counselors, psychologists, and actual codependents. The course will have video lessons with exercises and homework that participants can do completely self-paced.
We NEED Your Feedback!
We’re a conduit between codependents and the resources they need to recover, so we base all of our work on exactly what our audience needs. We run polls, webinars, and a chat box to connect, and we’re even available by phone to find out what our readers want more help with.
This completely free mini-course is delivered in 8 emails (one per day). Each email contains a video to a different topics related to codependency like control and compliance, defining personal space, breaking bad habits, mindfulness, stages of recovery, and more.
We Appreciate You!
I just wanted to finish by saying that we’re here for you, not only as a conduit for codependency resources, but also as friends.
We respond to all emails. We want to make the world a better place by helping people relate to one another in healthier ways, with kindness, love, and deep awareness.
Thank you so much for your support. And if you’ve made it this far, I’d love for you to come say “hi” and visit us on our Facebook Page.
~William Heart & Jennifer Walker