What is CoDependence?
Beginning our journey… Perhaps some of these thoughts are yours…
“ If he/she changed, everything would be alright.”
“I can’t control this pain, these people and what’s happening.”
“It’s all my fault.”
“I keep getting into the same bad relationships.”
“ I feel so empty and lost.”
“Who am I. “
“What’s wrong with me?”
Our sadness and loss bring us here. We want change, and we want it now. We want to escape our misery. We want to feel good about ourselves and live abundant, fulfilling lives. We want happy, healthy relationships.
If any of the preceding thoughts are yours, then you’re not alone. Many of us in the Fellowship of Co-Dependents Anonymous have felt deep sadness, anxiety, despair, and depression and have turned here – to each other and a Higher Power – for our sanity to be restored.
What brings us here may be a crisis such as divorce, separation, imprisonment, health problems or attempt at suicide. Some of us are feeling weary, desperate or devastated.
If you’re new to recovery, this moment may not seem like something to remember, but someday you might consider it a celebration. Many of us find our pain to be a gift, for without these feelings of emptiness and despair, we can’t experience a real desire to change our lives. Without this desire, many of us know we won’t make the decision to change. We want balance, happiness and peace, but to change, we must acknowledge these feelings and decide to climb out of this pit of pain.
Once we make this decision, many of us ask, “How do go about this change? Where can I get help? At first, many of us think we can solve our problems by just trying harder or by studying techniques to change people. Often our pride or upbringing cause us to think that we can do this ourselves. These two approaches, however, block our road to a better way of life.
It all begins with an honest look at ourselves.
We welcome you to Co-Dependents Anonymous, a program of recovery from co-dependence, where each of us may share our experience, strength and hope in our efforts to find freedom where there has been bondage, and peace where there has been turmoil, in our relationships with others and ourselves.
Meeting Locations & Times:
“YPOD” Room, Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier St., Dublin 2 (Entrance is off Longford Street Little. Go down through the car park and building is on the right hand side. The “YPOD” room is at the back of the building.)
Room 14, Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier St., Dublin 2
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