History of Co Dependency

History of codependency 

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where it was started. Codependency founded in 1935 by 2 men who were alcoholics. These are Bill Wilson, a stockbroker, and Dr. Bob a surgeon. They don’t have formal studying on alcoholism, but way back then they’re trying to figure out what is working to treat alcohol addiction.

In 1951, the wife of Bill Wilson named Lois Wilson and Anne B. found a 12-Step recovery program called Al-Anon. It addressed addiction treatment to those families who felt down with their lives was out of control because of alcoholism. Besides, being an alcoholic in the long term can lead to addiction and lower your self-esteem.

Self-esteem is characterized by a lack of confidence, incompetence, and feels bad about oneself. I believed some of it might arise throughout childhood - Parenting styles. Rejecting, unresponsive parents, one-sided, not listening to a child’s viewpoint can lead to having little self-confidence.

It’s not impossible to beat it, treat yourself as a friend and stop comparing yourself to others and being insecure. Comparison can cause you to be sad. If you’re not happy wherever you are these days, it will not say something about how you’ll become two to three years from now. Remind yourself of what you’ve got, like sensible friends, a happy family, and healthy life. 

Simply remember the Bible advises Psalm 27:3, NIV: "Though an army besieges me, my heart will not fear; though a war breaks out against me, even then I will be confident. And Joshua 1:9, NIV: ‘’Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Isaiah 32:17 NIV: “The fruit of that righteousness will be peace;  its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.”

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