A codependent relationship is a kind of dysfunctional relationship where one person is a caretaker, and the other person takes advantage. Codependent relationships are extremely common among people with substance use issues. Codependency is not good for either partner.
What are the characteristics of a codependent relationship?
Codependents often Are extremely loyal, remaining in harmful situations too long.Compromise their own values and integrity to avoid rejection or anger.Put aside their own interests in order to do what others want.Are hypervigilant regarding the feelings of others and take on those feelings.More items
What is codependent behavior?
Co-dependency is a learned behavior that can be passed down from one generation to another. It is also known as “relationship addiction” because people with codependency often form or maintain relationships that are one-sided, emotionally destructive and/or abusive.