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What is Codependency? Are We ALL Codependent Sometimes?

Article by Harley Therapy

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From the article by Harley Therapy:

"But how many of us know what the term really means? What is the real definition of codependency? Well the truth is, its meaning has actually changed. The original use of the word codependency rose out of Alcoholics Anonymous as a way to describe the partners of alcohol abusers. It was noticed that the partners themselves, despite not having a drinking problem, were in a way ‘hooked’ too, in that they were ‘addicted to the addict’. They often had a pattern of being involved with alcoholics, and/or grew up with a parent who was an addict of some sort, whether that was drink, drugs, gambling or a sexual addiction."