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Q and A from the Church 4 Chicks Panel friend Me? Conference on 3/16/13
Cheryl Laurenza, MA, LPC, NCC
BCPCC, CPCS, ACS
Q. "When dating, how do I maintain my identity without having to change who I am because of their "expectations" of who I 'should' be?
A. That's on you. Irregardless of another's expectations, you be clear about who you are, your boundaries, etc, and this notion of 'having to change' is called codependency. You might benefit from working with a Counselor to help you work though this. We can all learn, grow and be flexible, yet instead ofchanging to meet someone else's expectations....run!!
The Refuge Counseling Center
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Roswell, GA 30076
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