Sanctuary and Serenity

Definitions.

Posted on: March 26, 2010


“An emotional, psychological, and behavioural condition that develops as a result of an individual’s prolonged exposure to, and practice of, a set of oppressive rules – rules which prevent the open expression of feeling as well as the direct discussion of personal and interpersonal problems.”
~Robert Subby, Co-Dependency, An Emerging Issue.

“Those self-defeating, learned behaviours or character defects that result in a diminished capacity to initiate or to participate in loving relationships.”
~Earnie Larsen.

“Codependency means that I’m a caretaker.”

“Being codependent means I’m married to an alcoholic.  It also means I need to go to Al-Anon.”

“Codependency means I’m up to my elbows in alcoholics.”

“It means I’m always looking for someone to glob onto.”

“Codependency?  I means I know any man I’m attracted to, fall in love with, or marry will be chemically dependent or have some other equally serious problem.”

“Codependency is knowing all your relationships will either go on and on the same way (painfully), or end the same way (disastrously).  Or both.”

“…codependency…originally it was used to describe the person or persons whose lives were affected as a result of their being involved with someone who was chemically dependent.  The codependent spouse or child or lover of someone who was chemically dependent was seen as having developed a pattern of coping with life that was not healthy, as a reaction to someone else’s drug or alcohol abuse.”
~Robert Subby and John Friel, from Co-Dependency, An Emerging Issue.

“A codependent person is one who has let another person’s behavior affect him or her, and who is obsessed with controlling that person’s behavior.”

~Melody Beattie, Codependent No More.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


  • faithfulwoman4you: Some people are drama queens and need a lot of turmoil in their lives!! In a way thats sad, because it is nice to have peace and serenity but alas the
  • Writing Lessons from Dr. Seuss | Tess Fragoulis – Writer: […] them, and can still recite good portions of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Too Many Daves, and The Zax, which I even acted out in my bedroo
  • serenityunicorn: You are very welcome! Sorry it took me so long... haven't really been on my blogs in a long time lol
%d bloggers like this: