believe most others are incapable of taking care of themselves,
attempt to convince others what they should think and feel,
become resentful when others refuse their offers of help,
freely offer advice and guidance without being asked (I smell a little of that in Blogville, just sayin'),
lavish gifts and favors on those they care about,
use sex to gain approval and acceptance,
have to be needed in order to have a relationship with others.
For many of us, codependence became worse as we grew up. Behaviors that may have served us well in childhood are now causing our lives to deteriorate. As our codependence gets worse, we lose our ability to acknowledge this pain and its harm.
What's good about today is (the first promise of CoDA) I know a new sense of belonging. The feeling of emptiness and loneliness will disappear.
And it has.
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