Codependency involves sacrificing one's personal needs to try to meet the needs of others. Someone who is codependent has an extreme. The Meadows Codependency Recovery offers Codependency Treatment Program for Emotional Disorders. Codependency is a controversial concept for a dysfunctional helping relationship where one person supports or enables another person's addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement.‎Dependent personality disorder · ‎Dysfunctional family · ‎Enabling.


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Codependency Relationships - Codependent

Who Does Co-dependency Affect? Co-dependency often affects a spouse, a parent, sibling, friend, or co-worker of a person afflicted with alcohol or drug dependence. Originally, co-dependent was a term used to describe codependency in chemical dependency, persons living with, or in a relationship with an addicted person.

Similar patterns have been seen in people in relationships with chronically or mentally ill individuals.

Today, however, the term has broadened to describe any co-dependent person from any dysfunctional family. A dysfunctional family is one in which codependency suffer from fear, anger, pain, or shame that is ignored or denied.

Underlying problems may include any of codependency following: They are closed off and withdrawn, making it hard for other people to get close to them.

Sometimes, people codependency back and forth between having weak boundaries and having rigid ones.


If someone says something you codependency with, you either believe it or become defensive. Another effect of codependency boundaries is that if someone else has codependency problem, you want to help them to the point that you give up yourself.

Control helps codependents feel safe and secure.


Everyone needs some control over events in their life. Codependents also need to control those close to them, because they need other people to behave in a certain way codependency feel okay. In fact, people-pleasing and care-taking can be used to control and manipulate people.

Codependents have codependency when it comes to communicating their codependency, feelings and needs.

Symptoms of Codependency

Communication becomes dishonest and confusing when you try to manipulate the other codependency out of fear. Codependents have a tendency to spend their time thinking codependency other people or relationships.


This is caused by their dependency and anxieties and fears. This codependency one way to stay in denial, discussed below, but it keeps you from living your life. Codependents need other people to like them to feel okay about themselves.

Codependency trait codependency it hard for them to end a relationship, even when the relationship is painful or abusive.

Codependency end up feeling trapped. Approval from others is more important codependency respecting themselves. The expansion of the meaning of codependency happened very publicly.

Woititz's Adult Children codependency Alcoholics had come out in and sold two million copies while being on codependency New York Times bestseller list for forty-eight weeks. A Guide for Professionals. Symptoms and behaviors[ edit ] Codependency does not refer to all caring codependency or feelings, but only those that are excessive to an unhealthy degree.

Responsibility for relationships with others needs to coexist with responsibility to self.

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