My name is Danielle and I am definitely Co-dependent.
Well, somehow time has passed and I am entering my 22nd year in Co-Dependents Anonymous. I came here because I didn’t want to be an alcoholic, so strangely enough, being co-dependent was better. I found out quickly that I had some unresolved issues that needed to be addressed in order to heal. I sat in CoDA meetings for a couple of months before I realized there was no turning back. I wanted to stop going to meetings, but I really was sick and tired of being sick and tired. The recovery path seemed to be the only place that I felt just a little bit better each time that I left the meeting. I probably cried, spilled my guts and regretted my behavior, but eventually I realized that this was a better path to peace of mind and acceptance. I stayed close to those who attended CoDA meetings and were experiencing similar growing pains. Eventually, my emotional sobriety was making progress and I’m sure it had everything to do with attending meetings, working with a sponsor and sharing with an honest, open and willing heart. My emotions may have been unpredictable but it was worth the time to better understand myself and stop trying to project them onto my innocent victims. I came to CoDA in August of 1994, I stayed because it has helped me to grow into the confident woman I am today. I had a place to call home and with a fellowship of friends who were walking the road to happy destiny.