Perfectionism & Relationships: Tips to Overcome Codependency
Picture this: a perfectionist meticulously plans a romantic evening, striving for nothing short of perfection. Every detail, from the menu to the ambiance, is crafted with precision. As the night unfolds, they become increasingly anxious, fearing that any flaw could mar their connection with their partner. This relentless pursuit of perfection not only hampers their ability to relax but also strains their interactions. Welcome to the world where perfectionism meets relationships. In this article, we will dive deep into what perfectionism truly is, how it can cast a shadow on our connections, and ultimately lead to codependency.
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What is Perfectionism in Psychology
You have probably heard about perfectionism and its most common traits: attention to detail, strive for perfection, unrelenting standards, wanting to be prepared for all cases, struggling to make decisions, fear of failure, intolerance for mistakes, confused priorities, and generally the feeling that one can never rest because what one has done so far is not enough.
You probably think that this applies only to work or work-related tasks: where you are trying to be a better employee, a better manager, or a better student. However, if you have a perfectionist mindset, it’s hard to leave your personal life out of it. Consequently, your relationships may be affected by this mentality and, unfortunately, they will stop being as fun as they used to be, if perfectionism prevails in them.
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