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co-dependent

adjective Referring to any dyadic relationship—i.e., in friendship, romance, family, work, peer or community—in which one of the dyad places a lower priority on his or her own self compared to the other, and behaves passively or provides excess care to the other, usually as a result of low self-esteem.
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In a co-dependent human relationship, when one party alters the terms of engagement, the other feels scorned and invariably responds in kind.
We were Skyping the assembly to Bahrain and talked about five dignity principles, how dignity is co-dependent on your own dignity - the more dignified acts you create, the more dignified people will receive you.
It is an emphatic Ai Weiwei statement that is emphatically true of his work where the two are not just inseparable but co-dependent.
However, implicit in people of faith is their fear of self autonomy, which would ultimately change the dependency relationship between doctor and patient as a consequence of the Bill, giving a patient a co-dependent say in their wish to have assisted dying.
Managing Partner and co-founder of investment firm Catalyst PartnersAli Al-Taheri agreed, saying that the Egypt is co-dependent on other markets.
And how damaged they both were made their relationship compelling, (they were) co-dependent and needy and un-trusting at times and romantic and explosive at other times.
The relationship is doomed to fail as it is clear that Ieva and Aksels are co-dependent and unable to establish a satisfying environment for themselves or Monta.
It is also a terribly sad story about a girl who is unable to be a child because her mother is self-centred, co-dependent and refuses to be the adult in their relationship.
While she is used to a lot of independence in her house, she is amazed to see how Girijapati's family is co-dependent on one another.
People say we're co-dependent but we just want to be together all the time.
That, combined with the tremendous growth and influx of start-ups and technology firms pouring into the city, has brokers moving beyond a co-dependent tie that has bound real estate executives to Wall Street tycoons for decades.