You’re the only one making the sacrifices while someone else reaps the rewards.
There's care and connection—what you're missing is reciprocity.
You’re taking on way too much.
Constantly putting the needs of another ahead of your own ultimately leads to neglecting your own.
Focusing all your time, attention and energy on someone else takes its toll.
You’re taking responsibility for their thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and it’s costing you.
Codependency can be like an addiction.
The more problems they have, the harder you instinctually try to help. As their needs grow, so does your commitment.
What once brought you satisfaction is now overwhelming, and you’re the one suffering.
You need you too.
Before you can care for others, you’ve got to care for yourself.
By meeting your own needs, you’re ultimately make a more profound impact on the people you care about.
Treat yourself as well as you treat others, with self-love and self-care.
It’s time to set some boundaries.
Ask for assistance, be more assertive. Take time alone and let go of the things that aren’t in your control.
Accept responsibility for your own happiness, and empower others to do the same.
You can get your needs met too.
You are as worthy of consideration, attention and love as anyone else.
Focus on yourself, and find out what it feels like to have someone in your corner.