I've always loved to analyze dreams. My dreams, other people's dreams--it doesn't matter. Last night I dreamed I got into a roller coaster car and pulled the safety bar down across my lap. I got it so tight I felt like it would squeeze my liver right out of my body. I could barely breathe. It was painful and I was uncomfortable.
There are some big events coming up for me. Things that typically trigger a lot of drama. I guess I was strapping myself in for the impending roller coaster ride. I'm really glad I got the bar so tight.
A codependent person is one who has let another person's behavior affect him or her, and who is obsessed with controlling that person's behavior.
The following two "Detach" journal entries will give you a crash course:
"An Answer to a Prayer" dated Nov 1, 2008 "How Did We Wind Up Here?" dated Nov 2, 2008
About This Journal
In 2008 I had the life changing realization that there was a name for what I'd always felt was "wrong" with me. After 20 years of thumbing through various self-help books. I learned about codependence.
I began writing this journal to document my journey out. Over time, it's evolved into something more. While I still talk about codependence (I know now, it will never totally leave me), this blog has turned into the thumbprint of my life; a therapeutic journal for me to sort out a lifetime of thoughts and memories. I believe in being honest with myself and others, and when something is bothering me, I reach out. With a support team of strong, smart women surrounding us, we can all continue to grow. I'm trying to live my best life, in pursuit of a Healthy Mind, a Healthy Body.