Codependents often have difficulty identifying what they are feeling.
In recovery, I am aware of my feelings and identify them, often in the moment. I know the difference between my thoughts and feelings.
There are many tools to help as we learn to identify, honor and express our feelings. Here is one some of us have found useful. Being able to name feelings is an important part of our recovery. It can take courage, time and practice.
Remember all the feelings are allowed. They will flow through if we don’t try to stop them or force them away. Be gentle and patient with yourself as you grow.