SUN Behavioral Delaware Looks at the Causes of Codependent Relationships

Georgetown, Delaware - SUN Behavioral Delaware, which is based in Georgetown, Delaware, is pleased to announce that they have recently published a blog post on the causes of codependent relationships. The article traces the origin of such relationships from childhood and the person’s relationship with their parents. The parents could have been overprotective or underprotective when that person was still a child. The article also outlines some of the ways in which codependency problems may manifest in daily adult life. These include boundary issues, trust issues, underlying guilt, control issues, and a hypercritical sense of self.

Those who grew up in an unhealthy household may have a distorted sense of boundaries. Either the boundaries are so thin that the person gives in too easily or the boundaries could be so thick that the person tends to shut people out entirely. For both extremes, the development of healthy relationships could be very hard.


People with codependency problems may also have a constant feeling of underlying guilt. The guilty feeling may arise because they were not able to fix their situation at home and this results in extreme feelings of guilt whenever something good happens to them. They feel like they really don’t deserve to be happy.

For people who had a childhood filled with a lot of let-downs and lies, as adults they find it difficult to trust other people. They will always question the motivations of people who are close to them, which serves as an obstacle towards building fulfilling relationships and the result that they feel very lonely during adulthood.

People with codependency issues may also be too preoccupied with having control. When children are forced to take on too many responsibilities that are beyond their age or maturation, it could result into their insisting on having control whenever life presents them with problems. This could put a lot of stress on their relationships.

They may also be overly critical of themselves. They may feel that there is something basically wrong with them, which results in their having very low self-esteem. This makes them feel like they don’t deserve happiness, which also puts a strain of their relationships.

A spokesperson for the SUN Behavioral says, “The first step in becoming independent is to understand what codependency looks like. Identifying the characteristics of codependency can help you form healthier relationship habits. It is also important to set boundaries in your relationships and resist the urge to control, fix, or save your partner. Talking to a licensed mental health professional is also a very effective way to break the habit of codependency.”

Having codependent tendencies could be the biggest hurdle for any person who is in recovery from substance use or mental health problems. Fortunately, even deep-seated codependency can be treated. The professionals at SUN Behavioral are very knowledgeable about the underlying issues that result into codependency. The spokesperson says, “We’re here to help you live a healthy and dignified life. Call us today to speak with one of our compassionate healthcare professionals and get started on your road to recovery.”

At SUN Behavioral, they know that one in four older adults experiences some kind of mental health issue. Their team of professionals are focused on helping people with regard to their behavioral health needs. As such, they have formed partnerships with doctors, hospitals, social service agencies, and schools. They are focused on providing paths to recovery for people with substance use and mental disorders. Their team of experts are ready to talk with people who have such issues so that treatment programs and support services may be tailor-fitted to their individual needs, whatever the patient’s gender, age, or severity of the mental health issue.

Those who are interested in the services offered by SUN Behavioral Delaware may want to check out their website or contact them on the phone or through email. They may be contacted 24 hours a day, every day of the week.


For more information about SUN Behavioral Delaware, contact the company here:

SUN Behavioral Delaware
21655 Biden Ave
Georgetown, DE 19947