The Curse of the Codependent

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Often when people talk about how loving their parents were, how loving their spouse is or how loving they are, they cite two things: caretaking and sacrifice. While these two traits are usually thought of as positive, they can be used in a negative context.

A codependent is someone who constantly gives and sacrifices for others. They are people-pleasers who suffer from low self-worth, have weak boundaries and are…