The Staff at allnurses.com wish to welcome all members who may wish to use and benefit from this new forum.
If you have not done so, please read the forum description found at the top of the forum page for it will be followed very closely to ensure a safe and warm environment for our members wishing to abstain.
If you are struggling with smoking and need to vent and/or to obtain some support, you found the place. Are you overeating, overexercising, overdrinking, etc.? The key words here are "over doing it" and maybe feeling out of control.
No one here, including the Staff, can ever profess being an expert in the realm of addictive behaviors. However, Staff and members do wish the very best for each other and will support those desiring improvements in their healths.
Quote from FrustratedLPN
Thank you so much for this forum... as the wife of a prescription seeking husband, it's been two years of stress.. stress.... and more stress. Of course I have my own addictions *smoking, eating, and co-dependency*, so this will indeed be a tremendous support and learning experience. Those of us that want to feel "needed" have our own reasons for being in the "helping" profession. It's taken me many years to comprehend and admit this.
Yes...it does take time to comprehend and then it also takes time to put ourself back in our own driver's seat. So, true. Many nurses and "potential nurses to be" wish to help out others from an issue of co-dependency. And like you wonderfully stated...to "feel needed". It comes back to getting our own needs met....one of those needs is to feel appreciated. Nothing wrong with that. But, when caught in deep codependency...we actually begin neglecting ourself instead...a vicious cycle. I encourage either you or someone else to create a new thread here on the forum on the topic of co-dependency...to discuss it further and to help each other to understand it more.
Thank you for sharing.
Last edit by Thunderwolf on Jan 30, '08