It’s entirely natural that someone would do anything they can to help a family member or close friend struggling with addiction. Many people have an empathetic desire to assist a loved one who is struggling, but all too often, this desire leads to enabling behaviour that causes more harm to the addict in the long … Are You Enabling Your Loved One’s Addiction?
Codependent is a term birthed out of necessity. Among spouses and family members of alcoholics and addicts there seemed to be a different kind of illness. The sickness of their loved ones was making the family members themselves sick. It wasn’t a flu or even depression, it was something else. Eventually their loved ones became sober … Codependent: Is This Me?