Despite your best efforts, you always find yourself enmeshed in unhealthy relationships. You have a tendency to try to rescue toxic people, and it’s a struggle for you to say no.
Sound familiar? If so, you may struggle with codependency.
In the 1950’s, the word “codependent” was a term therapists started to use to describe the spouse of someone with a drug or alcohol addiction. These days, however, codependency means more. It can involve enabling someone who struggles with any number of addictions or dysfunctional behaviors.
For example, let’s say your spouse struggles with watching porn. (more…)