I am beginning my recovery and just found out I am a
codependent. But I am so happy to find that out! I am so happy to finally know who I am,
and, better than that, to know that I can improve myself and be a whole person again. When
I first read the characteristics of a codependent on the website, I felt completely at
home. I used for so many years sex to feel loved. And I never knew the difference between
codependence and love... this was sad, I was afraid I would never know the difference! But
now I know I will, and CoDA will help me.
I attend Alanon meetings on a regular basis. I started to go after a relationship I had with an alcoholic in recovery. But since the first time I heard about CoDA, I knew it was for me. For years I knew I was codependent, I just did not know there was a group for me out there. I didn't even know there was people like me out there! It's such a relief to find out I am not alone...
To close, I'd like to thank God for all the miracles that are happening in my life lately. I've been praying for God to show me the way, to help me to find myself. And it's happening: I am on my way to be a whole person again, because God showed me the way. And I am grateful for that.
Even if this message will never be published anywhere, I am happy to be able to share these thoughts here.