BRAIN FOOD: Are you suffering from ... Co-dependency

BRAIN FOOD: Are you suffering from ... Co-dependency - Are you the moaner in the company that never leaves? You could be suffering from the blanket malady of the therapy generation - co-dependency. Co-dependents are addicted to misery. They will put up wi

by HELEN KIRWAN-TAYLOR - helen@kirwantaylor.demon.co.uk
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Are you the moaner in the company that never leaves? You could be suffering from the blanket malady of the therapy generation - co-dependency. Co-dependents are addicted to misery. They will put up with abuse at work in return for money, security and status and, in the end, will begin to enjoy it. To qualify for this neurosis, co-dependents display all the characteristics of self-neglect and lack of personal identity, and have a tendency to feel responsible for the feelings of others. They also have weak boundaries and are unable to ask for what they want. The longer an individual is exposed to oppressive rules, the worse this behaviour becomes. The best way out of this spiral is to book a few therapy sessions. Which, as we all know, is simply swapping one kind of dependency for another

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