Does professional therapy help?
Professional therapy helps those who are involved in codependent relationships. Often, codependence stems from childhood emotional abuse and dysfunctional family ties. The child who has parents with substance abuse problems, a disability, social anxieties, or manipulative nature develop codependence as a coping strategy. Unlearning these behaviors needs counseling. If codependency occurs within the family, then family counseling or marriage counseling will be valuable. It is common for people to feel embarrassed about needing help. However, if you are in this situation you must try to overcome such feelings because help and support are required. Therapists will help to work through issues and get relationships back on the right track. If these issues ring a bell, then talk to a professional and begin your recovery.