codependency

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codependency

 [ko″dĕ-pen´den-se]
a condition in which one person supports, either overtly or inadvertently, the addictive behavior of another.

codependency

(kō″dē-pĕn′dĕn-sē)
1. In psychology, unintentional or conscious reinforcement of another person's addictive or self-destructive behaviors.
2. In biology, symbiosis.
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With that, it's a great time to check out a program such as Al-Anon or Nar-Anon, Codependents Anonymous, Co-Sex Addicts Anonymous, Adult Children of Alcoholics or others.
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Melody Beattie's Beyond Codependency and Codependent No More were on The Times bestseller list for many months.
Direct, unsentimental, and passionate, Melody Beattie's voice became that of a generation of people healing from damaged lives, relationships, and families in 1987 when her first book, Codependent No More, exploded onto America's self-help bookshelves.
Codependent No More has now sold over 8 million copies, and her 9 books are read by millions of readers world-wide.
The message was clear: if a majority of the world's population could be described as essentially codependent or dysfunctional, the global solution was simple and obvious: therapy for everyone in conjunction with the twelve steps.
Perhaps those perpetually analyzed, codependent, and confused Americans would eventually come to realize that our highest cultural ideal should not be finding oneself, but hearing and helping others.