HELLO THERE, I’M VANESSA!
The seeds of codependency were in me all along, for you see my parents taught me well about caring, doing good for others and giving to be helpful. The behaviors were so transient I never would have noticed them or labeled them as possibly codependent. However, later in life I became a full blown codependent. I was distraught, stressed, struggling in relationships and sought counseling. It didn’t take the therapist long to recommend I attend their codependency group. I hesitated, kinda both ashamed and horrified at this—wtf was happening?