Co-dependence can be defined as an emotional addiction on another person. Sufferers are prone to being in toxic relationships. They are unlikely to be attracted to healthy partners. Often they choose unreliable and emotionally unavailable partners, who they try to control and change, putting the other person’s needs above their own. When one relationship ends they tend to be attracted to the same type of partner as before and repeat the same choices and behaviours in the next relationship. Often the partner of choice is an alcoholic or addict. The life of the sufferer of relationship difficulties is unbalanced and unmanageable, as their existence is wholly defined by the emotions and behaviour of another person.
When their relationships overwhelm them, they can get the help they need at Oasis Counselling Centre.