I Am Co-dependent

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 47 People

    Relieved To Know What Is Wrong With Me

    First off I have been in and out of counseling since I was 14 and am now 20. I just found out today after all these years that I am co-dependent. I came from a family that was ran by my mother that worked three jobs and was taking classes at NWTC. My father died when I was four...
    gavinsmommy09 gavinsmommy09
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2010

    This song just sums everything up.

    .... So you heard I crossed over the line Do I have regrets? Well, not yet There are some, some who give blood I give love I give Soon, before the sun Before the sun begins to rise I know that I, I must give So that I, I can live There are some, some whose "give...
    MRHuk MRHuk
    26-30, M
    Feb 10, 2015

    So Co-dependant It's Sickening

    I have some major issues with this. I would rather be in an abusive relationships than be alone. I feel like Im not able to survive without someone to protect and support me. What really scares me is that I'm only 17, and havent even been out in the real world on my own....its a...
    lovelybonez17 lovelybonez17
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2008


    I have been married to a woman who has been sick since we new each other with depression. i have been through so many suicide attempts , sickness, lack of participation in our relationship and the list can just go on and on.in her work with her psychologist she discovered her...
    Alljackedup Alljackedup
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 25, 2013

    Recently discovered I am a co-dependent.

    So many failed relationships and my current one is in despair. Me and my partner are working on recovering our relationship. He is an addict in recovery and I have finally seen the light that my whole idea of life is a warped safe guarded imagination created to protect me for...
    MRHuk MRHuk
    26-30, M
    Feb 10, 2015

    I Am Trying To Escape Two Co-Dependent Relationships With Two Narcissists

    First my mother tried to trap me into a co-dependent relationship with her. A few years ago I met a boyfriend and he trapped me into a co-dependent relationship.  I am trying so hard to escape these situations but the two people, my mom and boyfriend put in effort towards...
    journeytowhere journeytowhere
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2013

    I Think I'm Co-dependent

    I've done a bit if research over the years and think I might be co dependent. I hate being single... I have addictive personality traits. I have trouble maintaining relationships. I'm needy and I want to see my G/F every night. (but she only wants to see me occasionally) . I...
    wattahappiness wattahappiness
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2010

    I have been watching lots of youtube videos on

    Narcissm and I think I may be co-dependent. I had a bit of a co-dependent relationship with my mother as she was a drug addict and alcoholic. She could be verbally abusive too - accuse me of trying to act mature so boys and men could hit on me. She was paranoid about me having...
    darktippedrose darktippedrose
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    At Least I Think I Am

    What do you think?  Do you think I'm co-dependent?  I mean, I guess I might be, a little, but maybe not, I'm not sure.  Can't you tell me?
    ElLagarto ElLagarto
    56-60, M
    8 Responses Jan 19, 2008

    I Went To A Coda Meeting Last Night

    So in addition to attending an Al-Anon meeting on Monday night, I spent my Tuesday night at a CODA meeting. How was it? Well it was a lot easier to attend than the Al-Anon meeting. I had to deal with a lot of shame and secrecy around my husband's drinking there. The CODA...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2012

    I Thought It Was Normal...

    I always thought it was normal to be codependent. It wasn't until recently that I couldn't answer some questions that it made me realize that I don't live my life for me, but rather for others. I was recently in a relationship where she told me that she wanted out and I stuck...
    Grimace Grimace
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Jul 9, 2009

    Not Sure...

    I would have never said I was co dependent, but I was looking it up online today, and it turns out that my definition of co dependency was something else than what it really is. It is hard to really know if this is my problem or not though, as there doesn't seem to be a clear cut...
    earthskysea earthskysea
    Nov 30, 2011

    I'm co dependent I realized this many years ago,

    but its been hard trying to understand why I continue to stay in a controlling relationship with a mad man after 13 years sometimes I feel crazy and afraid I'm planning to leave but I font know how to walk away.
    shela61 shela61
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2014
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