Some men are verbally and even physically abused by their wives and girlfriends and don’t know how to handle it.
Often, they’re afraid that authorities won’t believe that their wives are violent and feel humiliated and ashamed that they can’t deal with it themselves.
However, it’s not their wives that are the cause of their problem, it’s their codependency.
Frequently, a woman brings her partner into therapy wanting more intimacy and to get him to be more open and share his feelings.
Sometimes, these women have mental health issues, are addicted to drugs or alcohol, or are financially desperate.
If you think your wife is codependent, there’s a good chance you are, too.Recovery includes regaining autonomy and self-esteem, and the ability to manage their thinking, emotions and life problems. So while I may be a little behind the pop-culture curve, there are certain issues that I find fascinating from an outsider’s perspective.Fear of rejection and abandonment are powerful motivators for codependency, usually because of early emotional abandonment by a parent.Consequently, the men never leave – physically – but withdraw to the safety of a self-made emotional prison.