codependency


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codependency

 [ko″dĕ-pen´den-se]
a condition in which one person supports, either overtly or inadvertently, the addictive behavior of another.

codependency

(kō″dē-pĕn′dĕn-sē)
1. In psychology, unintentional or conscious reinforcement of another person's addictive or self-destructive behaviors.
2. In biology, symbiosis.
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The same blame game of codependency is apparent in the cyber-security controversy.
I would suggest this person immediately get professional help if they have the option, or at least get some good books on codependency and setting boundaries.
Until personality-disordered malingerers are held accountable and not allowed to compromise the serious nature of the real growth and change others are working hard to effect in their lives, then we are to blame for codependency and malfeasance.
Yet until we learn to love ourselves, our intimate relationships will be filled with need and codependency.
All for the betterment of our members who succumb to all sorts of arrogance, pornography, anorexia and all her sisters, denial, codependency, alcohol, depression, repression, and sex addiction of every kind, which leads to the above-mentioned affairs.
This saga pinpoints dangers of codependency and offers an engrossing saga of how caring impulses can mask deadly concerns.
Maybe that is because he does not want to endanger his overall claim that his case for multiple worlds and for a radical codependency of God and humanity is compatible with "traditional Christianity.
Effective treatment for codependency problems requires that there be extensive exploration of the patient's personality formation and development.
There should be no mom and dad relationships, no codependency behaviors, no parental checking and no more taking on other people's problems.
In turn, a key protein in that pathway, NAMPT, helps control CLOCK levels, creating a tightly regulated codependency between our circadian clock and metabolism.
Also, greater codependency drives longer-term relationships, which can be cost-effective for both parties.
We certainly understand the desire of many Democrats to be free at last from their codependency with both Clintons.