Codependency is referred to often in addiction treatment and recovery, but it’s something that can affect relationships even when there isn’t addiction involved. Codependency is considered a learned behavior with emotional and behavioral components. When someone is co-dependent, it can also be referred to as a relationship addiction.

Codependency is characterized by one-sided and potentially destructive or abusive relationships.

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