codependence

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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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Chacun d'entre eux occupe une place precise dans l'arborescence generalisee du systeme de jeu (autrement dit du ludus ou du <<gaine >>) qui le rend codependant de l'organisation generale.
Then you would blame me, though I merely did not want to be your codependant.