Co-dependency



[koh-di-pen-duh nt] /ˌkoʊ dɪˈpɛn dənt/

adjective
1.
of or relating to a relationship in which one person is physically or psychologically addicted, as to alcohol or gambling, and the other person is psychologically dependent on the first in an unhealthy way.
noun
2.
one who is codependent or in a codependent relationship.
/ˌkəʊdɪˈpɛndənsɪ/
noun
1.
(psychol) a state of mutual dependence between two people, esp when one partner relies emotionally on supporting and caring for the other partner
adj.

also co-dependent, by 1905, in various senses, from co- + dependent. Modern psycological sense is attested from c.1983. Related: Codependence, codependency.

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