About The Problem

What is codependence?

A codependent is one who has allowed themselves to be influenced by another person’s behaviour and is obsessed with the idea of controlling that person’s behaviour.

Who suffers from codependence?

Codependent people show the following traits and behaviour:

  1. Uncertainty
  2. Exercising control
  3. Doubting themselves

Is codependence a disease?

Some experts believe that it is not. According to them, this is a normal reaction to abnormal people. Others argue that codependence is a disease that is both chronic and progressive. According to this concept, codependents want and need sick people around them to feel happy in an unhealthy way.

Stages that the codependent person goes through

Usually that person has grown up in an upset family and has mastered the rule that “caring” for others is a measure of self-worth.

How to overcome codependence?

What should we do if we feel that another person is the center of our world, that they are the cause of our existence and without them we cannot continue in life? Can we overcome the codependence? The answer to the latter is, “Yes, we can.”

Characteristics of Codependence

  1. Over-concern
  2. Low self-esteem
  3. Obsessive thoughts
  4. Controlling
  5. Denial
  6. Addiction
  7. Unstable borders
  8. Progressive move

Alcohol Codependence

Alcoholism is a chronic disease that is not only a problem for the patient and their family but is also a serious problem for society as a whole. Undoubtedly, it is difficult for an alcohol addict to cope with their illness on their own, especially when their condition has been prolonged, so the intervention of specialists and undergoing professional treatment is essential.

Drug Codependence?

  1. What are the symptoms of drug addiction?
  2. How to help the drug addict and yourself?

Gambling Codependence

This is an addiction that does not directly affect physical health. Gambling addiction is a behavioural addiction that manifests itself in uncontrolled gambling of any kind. Although there is no intake of a psychoactive substance, the euphoric sensation of betting leads to changes in the behaviour and thought processes. It leads to problems in the way we perceive the world, values in life, honesty in relationships, memory loss and sudden mood swings.