2 thoughts on “Codependent Mother, Exasperated Daughter

  • October 2, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Ivy,

    Codependency definitions of nurturing and caretaking are fallacies as you’re recognizing. You are experiencing the controlling, manipulative, lack of empathy behaviors common in Codependency and narcissism. I’ve been currently questioning whether Codependency is just the female version of narcissism as it is generally frowned upon for women to be arrogant and brag about themselves. However, self sacrificing, martyrdom coupled with excessive caretaking is an acceptable way to manifest narcissistic traits in western societies.

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  • October 3, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    This sounds more like a narcissistic mother than a codependent one.

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