Relationships are a necessity in life. Learning to have healthy relationships can present many challenges when you are living in recovery from mental illness.
When you struggle with self-esteem, low self-worth, and a lack of personal identity, you tend to cling onto other people. In addition to being many other things, codependency is a behavioral process in which someone defines themselves through other people, particularly through their relationships with other people. Codependency can cause unhealthy attachments and responsibilities in relationships which eventually lead to resentment. It takes time, therapy, and treatment to fully examine the extent to which codependency has developed and grow through it.
Building healthy and sustainable relationships is one of the many gifts of recovery patients find when they go through a residential treatment programme at Smarmore Private Clinic. At Smarmore Castle Private Clinic, we aim to restore hope and meaning to broken lives. For information on how we can start helping you today, call to speak with one of our caring staff members at +353 41 214 5111.