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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Chicago, IL, May 24, 2018 --(PR.com)-- "The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Codependent Narcissist Trap" by Psychotherapist Ross Rosenberg
The codependent and narcissist's experience of emotional neglect stem from parenting styles, where parental needs were prioritized over the wellbeing of the child.
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.
Codependent Forevermore: The Invention of Self in a Twelve Step Group.
He then warned of the potential emergence of "a generalized twelve step consciousness" with a "sociopolitical agenda." 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.
Go to any meeting of Overeaters Anonymous, Codependents Anonymous, Adult Children of Alcoholics, or Shoppers Anonymous and you will see roomfuls of women, sharing stories of defeat, shame, abuse, and despair that are very similar to the ones heard, three decades ago, in CR groups.
Melody Beattie's Beyond Codependency and Codependent No More were on The Times bestseller list for many months.
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.
The writings by Janet Woititz (Adult Children of Alcoholics, Home Away From Home), Claudia Black (It Will Never Happen To Me!), Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse (Choice-Making), Melody Beattie (Codependent No More), Earnie Larsen (Stage II Recovery: Life Beyond Addiction), Vernon Johnson (I'll Quit Tomorrow), George Vailant (The Natural History of Alcoholism), and Donald Gallant (Alcoholism: A Guide to Diagnosis, Intervention, and Treatment) are all excellent beginning points.
Consciously or unconsciously--and to their lifelong detriment--"codependents" interact with the drinker and "enable" this person to drink.
"Most codependents, then, learned as children that to be 'good enough' to be accepted by their parents they had to deny or repress many of their thoughts, feelings, and impulses.