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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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Next, I consider the effects of accounting discretion on the downside tail risk of individual banks and the codependence of downside tail risk among banks.
Such codependence is disastrous for the voice's desire to transcend the unlivable experience of a reign of terror.
adopted the Molodowich factors to argue that LGB couples can establish the same level of spousal codependence as heterosexual married couples.
Poets occupy a condition of production, scholars, of reception, but they share a codependence of doing and making.
Certainly the notion that the literary peasant Gottschalk represents farmers' outlook is unconvincing, and the claim that the Middle Ages first saw grassroots consciousness of human codependence with nature remains unproven (47).
Family members and close friends of those with mental illness and addiction will immediately recognize the cycles of intimacy, codependence, guilt, depression, and loss that Bailey describes with understated eloquence and self-deprecating humor.
Indeed, the general manager has captured the global financial zeitgeist-an unhealthy codependence between investors and their central bankers.
He is also author of Unbalanced: The Codependence of America and China.
Predictably, in keeping with the pathology of codependence, the lines distinguishing the two countries became blurred.
Facing codependence, What it is, Where it comes from, how it sabotages our lives.
Managing directors do all they can to ward off that kind of codependence.
In addition to survival, ethics are needed to control the notion of ourselves, so one can live in social codependence.