Codependency kills.

~~~~~~~~This post is relate-able, whether or not you realize it, because underneath the chemicals, most (if not all) alcoholic/addicts are codependent. And this crazy behavior will not only get you drunk or high, it can ultimately be the cause of a sad, slow death. Ulcers, hypertension, depression, rage, migraines…yeah. Nobody wants needs or deserves them. So, how about you, dear reader? Have you recognized any of this behavior in yourself or those around you? It’s an area that I always need to return to and beware of falling back into. ~~~~~~~~

I am a child of an alcoholic. I have some bad habits from growing up in a dysfunctional home. Because of the way I grew up, I am a people-pleaser, a controller, a giver, a care-taker; in a word: codependent. What is co-dependent? Dan Beaver defines it as “taking responsibility for another adult” and enabling […]

via Day Twelve – Codependent and a Vent — Four Stars and a Frame

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