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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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The ratio of women to men represented here is about five to one suggesting that women are more frequently caught in the codependence trap.
This may involve sharing technology information to drive codependence, and forming formal strategic partnerships.
Instead of taking care of Spaceship Earth, however, humans have made the Earth sick according to James Lovelock, author of the Gala theory of Earth's environmental codependence. Lovelock makes a passionate plea for change through his dystopian scenario: "We are in a fool's climate," he claims, "and before this century is over billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable." The Oankali utopian spaceship environment works in direct opposition to the human treatment of Earth, which Butler positioned as a victim of not only nuclear holocaust but also, like Lovelock, of environmental poisoning.
In one sense, both novels address the tragic dilemma of dependence and codependence which is slavery's legacy.
The coinstituting effect of the Spirit on the church likewise involves the church's codependence (for lack of a better word) on the Spirit no less than on Christ.
(31) Professional Chaucerians would of course find much here to quibble with; at the very least one might find the issues of aging women's self esteem and codependence to be an anachronistic misreading of Chaucer's central concerns.
Evidence of acceptance of the ACOA phenomenon include specific approaches to the treatment of ACOA characteristics (Lewchanin & Sweeney, 1997; Mahon & Kempler, 1995) designed to address issues such as defensiveness, substance abuse, and codependence. Despite the popularly accepted view that ACOAs and nonACOAs have different personality traits, it is important for counselors to empirically examine their practices in fight of the developmental history of this premise and the relevant research regarding this topic.
Bouclin conducted, the author believes that this dependency is actually a problem of codependence.
Such combative posturing can only exacerbate existing tensions and destabilize an already precarious U.S.-China "mutually parasitic economic codependence," as Navarro terms it.
In this extract, while the particular emotional dynamic described by Erian (what might perhaps be called, following the popular idiom, "codependence") is accompanied by a substantial amount of explanatory detail, implying its status as unfamiliar--as worthy of investigation and elaboration--the phenomenon used metaphorically to furnish this detail goes entirely unexplained.
For some the work became a platform from which they could comment on our day to day, bio-mechanical codependence while for others it was just plain satirical.