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I Am Codependant

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    Oh God , It's True . . . . - I'm still getting over a ten year relationship involving our children and being married twice to her . It never worked out but we kept trying . All we...
    WisestFool WisestFool 41-45, M 5 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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    I Am A Codie... - My wife is an alcoholic.  I enabled her.  I helped her by buying the stuff.  The sex was great because she was dulling her pain and could get...
    another40 another40 46-50, M 4 Responses May 18, 2010

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    Wow, That Was Hard!! - I have been in a relationship for 8 years.  Many many days were spent wishing I could walk away because our personalities just didn't connect.  I...
    mlpete mlpete 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 23, 2008

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    I Will Do Anything For You. I Need You. :( -   I feel like missing every wonderful happening in my life just to please them. Expectations I had been trying so hard to...
    CallmeCamille CallmeCamille 70+ 2 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    Codependant - I have a friendship with this fun, good looking, gay man -- but I realized one of the attractions to him is feelings from my past -- I thought at first it was just to...
    ayuda ayuda 41-45 2 Responses Aug 28, 2008

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    Here Goes Nothing... - I am a CoDA, there world now you know. Now I know. It's time to make the changes. I want a healthy relationship. I want the lies to myself and those around...
    Lingaloo83 Lingaloo83 26-30 1 Response Feb 7, 2013

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    Anyone else feel they get their parents to do to much? I used to not work but have been for past couple of years. I don't really do much around the house and outside I get my mum...
    lawrencepa lawrencepa 22-25, M Mar 13

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    I Admit It - I try to be independent, I shut out most of my friends, not big on visitors, seek safety in my own compound... and yet somehow I've become codependent on that one. I...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 6, 2008

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    March 5. Be Who You Are. When I meet people or get in a new relationship, I start putting all these repressive restrictions on myself. I can't have my feelings. Can't have my wants...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Realizing That I'm Codependent - I'm 39 years old and it wasn't until this past summer that I realized I was codependent. I started therapy in July because my work life and...
    zachias zachias 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2013

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    Feeling Lost - I recently broke it off with the man I'd been seeing on and off for two years. I want to be strong and keep away from him as he's not good for me. He's always...
    cmcy cmcy 51-55 3 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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