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MagickalRebel

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Have any of you fallen into a narcissistic codependent relationship as a means to try to overcome your chronic illnesses? I have found that I've always felt guilty about how much my health has affected my ability to go out and do things. My current partner has reminded me several times that it's such a burden. I have recently been diagnosed as codependent, and I am attempting to break free of the cycle.

    • HJA

      807d

      Yikes, I’m sorry that you have to deal with a toxic partner. That much emotional stress will increase your level and frequency of flare ups.

      • MagickalRebel

        794d

        @HJA exactly 💯 I am always struggling because the fighting exhausts me and all I want to do is lay in bed and he's still mad because now I'm just struggling to move because my body is revolting. Not to mention he constantly tells me I'm being a victim But I'm getting back into therapy, building a network of healthy minds, and joining support groups. He doesn't support me through it but I just don't care anymore.

        • HJA

          794d

          @MagickalRebel I was able to regain my life to the point that I’m able to run half marathons again. It started with getting rid of the toxic relationships around me and a lot of mental health work (a lot more work followed after but it was all worth it). Having a positive disposition about life really helps out and I implore you to change the people around you. You can have your life back.

    • Catd25

      807d

      I feel that it’s unfair for them to tell you that it’s a burden, it’s not like you want to be sick!! Codependency I feel like comes along with chronic illness and it sounds like your partner is being unsympathetic to how much more this affects you than them. It’s hard being sick and not being able to go and do things with your friends and family. you aren’t a burden though I promise. Codependency after illness is hard to break but you can do it!!

      • MagickalRebel

        794d

        @Catd25 thank you for understanding. It's a difficult thing to explain to someone who thinks you only say you are flaring when they want to do something.

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