co-dependent


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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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Nietzsche and Bateson were important to understanding the metaphorical nature of language and to becoming aware of the ontological world as ecologies characterized as emergent, relational, and co-dependent. Foucault and of course Geertz were important to understanding culture and the nature of how power is enacted.
It's a co-dependent relationship that no child deserves.
They are co-dependent, self-sustaining, durable and bomb-proof.
Some co-dependent parents are unable to let go of their children as they pass through adolescence and enter young adulthood.
However, the siblings quickly become a bit too co-dependent.
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I admit I've tried, but it's not my job to be a therapist or mommy-surrogate, or to adopt the needy and play co-dependent while assisting them to continue bad behavior.
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The same process occurred for all of the earlier lost musicians (though with relatively fewer conspiracy theories, depending on the artist), as fans and outlets seemingly entered into a co-dependent relationship of exposure.
"Why do I have to be co-dependent? I never wanted any feedback before.
"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.