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codependency

Are You in a Codependent Friendship?

Friends play an important role in our lives. A friend is a trusted confidant, someone who “gets” you like no one else, and a source of fun and solace. A true friend has your back and supports you through life’s ups and downs.

But friendships, like any other relationship, aren’t always healthy. Not all friendships are mutually supportive and satisfying.

If you’re someone prone to codependent traits (such...
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Adult Children of Alcoholics

How Addiction Impacts the Family: 6 Family Roles in a Dysfunctional or Alcoholic Family

Why is addiction considered a family disease?
Alcoholism or any type of addiction affects everyone in the family in some way. Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse, a respected expert in the field of addictions and codependency, identified six primary roles in an alcoholic family as a way to highlight the effects of alcoholism on the alcoholic's spouse and children.

I want to preface this...
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