Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Mutually dependent.
  • adjective Of or relating to a relationship in which one person is psychologically dependent in an unhealthy way on someone who is addicted to a drug or self-destructive behavior, such as chronic gambling.
  • noun One who is codependent or in a codependent relationship.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of co-dependent.
  • noun Alternative spelling of co-dependent.

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Examples

  • They might describe my reliance on him as "codependent" -- one side of a relationship between mutually needy people.

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  • I often hear the word codependent 'thrown around when discussing someone's problematic relationships.

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  • When she started suffering panic attacks a few years ago, the therapists she consulted declared her "codependent" and told her she'd been psychologically damaged as a toddler.

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  • "If you even think of using the word 'codependent', I'm out of here."

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  • Katharine McPhee has revealed that she is "codependent" on her pet chihuahuas.

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  • "It all happened because you were 'codependent'" - the NWL's sentence - has the same structure as this man's argument.

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  • A 'codependent' is one side of a relationship between mutually needy people.

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  • The "codependent" party exhibits behavior which controls, makes excuses for, pities, and takes other actions to perpetuate the obviously needy party's condition, because of their desire to be needed and fear of doing anything that would change the relationship. "

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  • According to Wikipedia, "a 'codependent' is loosely defined as someone who exhibits too much, and often inappropriate, caring for persons who depend on him or her.

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  • According to Wikipedia, "a 'codependent' is loosely defined as someone who exhibits too much, and often inappropriate, caring for persons who depend on him or her.

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  • What you are when you think someone else has a problem. Beware all you take-carers who further your take-cared of's problems.

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