Instead of walking away, your deep compassion for this person makes you want to stay and help.7. Your partner's needs always seem to be met, while your needs and wants are ignored.10.You have trouble pinpointing your own feelings and thoughts, or you diminish/deny how you feel. Codependents (and addicts for that matter) are almost always children of codependents, passed down like a family legacy.In fact, maybe your mother or sister repeatedly tells you that you help this person a little too much.3. You always want to know what your partner is doing or thinking.You let your partner have his or her way, and then feel overwhelmed with anger and resentment. " Is a common phrase in the codependent’s vocabulary. You've allowed irresponsible, hurtful behavior in your relationship Not just physically, but emotionally or financially. And you often get involved in his or her business.9.And/or you have a history of attracting damaged people into your life.2.
"I'm way too independent and responsible to depend on another person like that.If you're an obsessive worrier with control issues, then yep, you might be a codependent.If you're a master at gauging how It might be most obvious to look at it in a romantic relationship or marriage. You're dating or married to an alcoholic or addict (any kind of addict).For the first time, I understood myself—and every woman in my family—in a new, brighter light.Most codependents attract troubled or dependent people into our lives, and our chronic "helping" and "fixing" unknowingly perpetuates the cycle.