Codependent Relationships Case Study
• Do find yourself making lots of sacrifices for your partner 's happiness, but not getting much in return? Do you feel compelled to help and solve the problems of others when in a relationship? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, you may be a victim of a codependent relationship. While there are a great number of people who are involved in codependent relationships, most of those people have no idea of the damage being is done while in the relationships or the factors that ultimately lead to their codependency. Foremost, it is significant to know what codependency is before one can learn how it is caused. …show more content…
Soon, the dynamic of the relationship transforms into drama, conflict, feelings of neglect and being trapped. Although all codependents desire harmony and balance, they usually cripple themselves by repeatedly selecting partners they ultimately dislike. When given a chance to stop dating their narcissistic partners and become healthy, they typically choose to continue their dysfunctional relations. Most of the time, their lack of self-esteem and self-respect makes them feel like they can do no better and being alone is the equivalent of feeling …show more content…
Usually, the narcissist will replace factual information with things that are untrue constantly, which eventually leads to deterioration of the codependent’s mind. For the victim, it can be very dangerous if exposed for a long time. The victim begins to lose their own sense of self & become confused when trusting their own judgement and even questions the reality of everything in their lives
7. Differentiate between 3 types of abuse associated in dysfunctional relationships. Give specific examples and explain the physiological and psychological effect that is has on a person’s self-esteem and concept. Out of the 3 types of abuse which one has the most detrimental long term effect on a person and why?
• There are 3 types of abuse associated in dysfunctional relationships
1. Physical Abuse is any intentional and unwanted contact with you or something close to your body. Sometimes abusive behavior does not cause pain or even leave a bruise, but it’s still unhealthy. Examples of physical abuse include:
-Scratching, punching, biting, strangling or kicking.
Physiologically, the victim could suffer anywhere from minor to extreme