Addiction quote - Addiction is a monster; it lives inside, and feeds off of you, takes from you, controls you, and destroys you. It is a beast that tears you apart, rips out your soul, and laughs at your weakness. It is a stone wall that stands to keep you in and the rest out. It is a shadow that always lurks behind you, waiting to strike. Addiction lives in everyone's mind, sitting, staring, waiting...
Imagine saying this, "I love you so much I will no longer disable you by enabling you. I am letting go of trying to fix, rescue, or save you. That is not my job. Never was. Never will be. Besides, maybe it's me who needed my help after all."
co-dependency. It was horrible until I learned how harmful this co-dependency crap really is. It took many hours of therapy, many years of practice, and most important of all......my desire to be happy in the life I created for myself, with my husband and daughters. Once I got it, no one could pull me in. It was not easy, but being co-dependent wasn't easy either.