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codependence

 [ko″de-pen´dens]
a relationship in which the individual fears intimacy and establishes patterns of relating to another that are other-directed and entrapping. Codependent people tend to be highly organized, competent, energetic, strongly moral overachievers; they are devoted caretakers but are out of touch with their own needs and feelings.
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In some ways, the weird codependence of the United States and the United Nations on one another during the Sitzkrieg was a source of reassurance, even if one could not entirely put aside the suspicion of fundamental dishonesty on all sides.
Too bad the story doesn't check out: Otherwise, in the wake of Monmouth's vote Independence might consider changing its name to Codependence.
Advocates for globalization claim that it promotes peaceful codependence, narrows the world income gap, and responds to popular demand.
Finally, Anderson's description of a "disturbing codependence between the Muslim world and Western elites, founded upon the principle of victimhood," (16) is again an example of his attempts to rally conservative audiences by sounding popular anti-liberal themes, without any concrete basis.
I am one of the former and believe that my world of web site development is definitely occupied by two distinct species so diametrically opposed it is hard to understand their codependence.
There is a great deal of codependence among media components of CBT.
The codependence of the banks on the government and of the politicians on the banking industry allows problems to grow unchecked, as shown by the depth of banking troubles in the Asian countries experiencing currency crises.
But no other people has been wedded to God since the heyday of the Pharaohs; no one knows what we know about the interdependence and codependence of God and humanity, what riches such a relationship can offer, where the breaking points are.
Although any and all of these constructions of convenience, of necessity, of consequences, or of codependence are present in society, few can be summarized using well behaved utility models (designed to draw generalities about populations).
Blaming by naming: Battered women and the epidemic of codependence.
His description of the great honesty and intimacy between him and his partner reads a lot more like codependence and enabling behavior.
However, we were unable to identify any significant codependence in our transplant patients (r = 0.