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|Written by redwood|
|26 May 2010|
The concept of Codependency is difficult to grasp. Quite often we are told by someone we are "codependent" - but what does this mean and why does it matter?
Codependents are often raised in dysfunctional households as children. The dysfunction springs from addictive parents or codependent parents who are emotionally, physically, or sexually abusive or unavailable. The child raised in this atmosphere is distrustful, suffers low self-esteem, fears abandonment, craves love and attention, and believes others needs are more important than his/her own.