Cermak's diagnostic criteria for a codependent
personality disorder, as summarized by Morgan (1991), include:
The author explains how she was recovering from what she calls a very strong "codependent
spell." She was deeply in love with a person who wouldn't/couldn't stop drinking.
behavior originates from feelings of guilt and accountability which, in their turn, makes relatives take the burden on themselves at the expense of their life quality by focusing on the life of the other.
spouse stops allowing himself to ask if it IS too much to ask and just goes along with the demands because the immediate alternative--an angry drank--is too disagreeable to be borne.
There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me offers readers Brooke's own perspective on this complicated and codependent
His imperial, hierarchical, male-dominated model produces what O'Murchu calls "codependent
believers": competent and committed Catholic adults who leave their intelligence at the doors of the church.
Ultimately, the denial cracks and imbalances give rise to frictions and blame -- holding a codependent
partner responsible for problems of one's own making.
Go to the store immediately and pick up a copy of the classic Codependent
No More by Melody Beattie.
But, as she puts it, today "progressives have a codependent
relationship to the Democratic Party."
You talk about codependency--share how you see codependency manifest and what can someone in a codependent
relationship do to awaken to that relationship challenge?
Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (UK premiere): Cineworld, Cardiff on October 13, 8.30pm This film needs no explanation.