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  • Codependency

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    A behavioral condition in a relationship where one person enables another person’s addiction, reduced mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility or under achievement. Core characteristics of codependency is an excessive reliance on other people for approval and sense of identity.

    Characteristics can include

    • Lack of responsibility for self
    • Dependency
    • Control
    • Denial
    • Dysfunctional communication
    • Boundaries

    Relationships are often not balanced and the thought that they are balanced.

    “But codependency is the inappropriate, over -the -top loyalty, caring and supportiveness.”
    -David Staffordshire