Codependency Issues in Marriage
This is a fascinating article about long term relationships. Joseph Burgo author of Afterpsychotherapy.com asks the important questions ‘How do you remain an individual without sacrificing emotional connection? How do you remain emotionally involved with your partner without losing sight of yourself?’
Do you know couples that do everything together? Who seem to have no separate interests? Joe discusses the possibility that they may have merged identities on an emotional level for a number of pyschological reasons to avoid the experience of being two separate people.
This article goes on to look at the issue of codependency in a lot more detail with interesting examples of clients he has worked with in his practice.