How therapy helps with co-dependency
Since Co-dependency is a relational (in relationship) experience and pattern it can be challenging to change on your own. Often, these are behaviors that stem from early childhood relationships, mostly in our family. As a result this patterning is reinforced and repeated in other relationships.
Therapy can help you understand this behavior and foster self-compassion. It can also help you improve your relationship with your own self care. You can learn to participate in relationships and depended on others without sacrificing your own needs and wants. The basic Idea is to keep bringing you back to yourself, focusing on what you want and what you need while being able to be in relationship.
Building a loving relationship with yourself is the main component. By doing so you will also to have healthier relationships with other people around you.