What is codependency? It is a type of emotional disorder. In fact, the severe form of codependency is classified as a psychological in nature. In this case, the person (codependent) is emotionally controlled by someone who has a dependency problem. This can be dealt at home but most of the time it is treated and managed in a rehab facility. In the medical field, a codependent is also referred to as enabler. The enabler encourages the dependent’s addiction. In what way? In many different ways such as:
- Making excuses for the dependent’s behavior.
- Relieving the dependent on the consequences of his/her actions.
- Fixing the problem as a result of the dependent’s addiction.
The codependency or enabler should be a part of the addiction program because the dependent will not get better if the enabler is allowing him/her to do his/her ways. What’s even worst is that codependent is not aware of his/her actions. He/she does not realize what she/he is doing; especially the gravity of the action. Some are aware of what they are doing but can’t control it.
There are many reasons for codependency. It could be rooted in the following reasons:
- A feeling of self-esteem or self-worth every time they help the dependent.
- A feeling of acceptance and adequacy.
Fortunately, there are ways to manage this kind of behavior. It should begin with the realization that there is indeed a problem. Hence, it is important for the people surrounding the dependent and codependent to be observant. If they notice any abnormalities such as a feeling that there is really something wrong, then the next step is to ask for help. There are rehab facilities that address problems with dependency and codependency. In fact, if you are going to search online, you will notice a lot of choices. You just need to choose the right one.