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1. Mutually dependent.
2. Of or relating to a relationship in which one person is psychologically dependent in an unhealthy way on someone who is addicted to a drug or self-destructive behavior, such as chronic gambling.
One who is codependent or in a codependent relationship.

co′de·pen′dence, co′de·pen′den·cy n.
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(ˌkoʊ dɪˈpɛn dənt)
1. of or pertaining to a relationship in which one person is physically or psychologically addicted, as to alcohol, and the other person is psychologically dependent on the first.
2. one who is codependent or in a codependent relationship.
co`de•pend′en•cy, co`de•pend′ence, n.
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* Relationships and trust are codependent. When individuals connect with one another, they form relationships and more easily trust those individuals.
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The codependent individual was analogous to the "enabler" who takes responsibility for, minimizes the effects of, and overlooks the repercussions of the behavior of people who are in active addiction.
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Though decidedly a romance, the typical unhealthy codependent relationship is subverted, instead allowing two very different people to come into their own.
Libby is codependent on approval and overcompensating for the sins of her political fathers; Libby is very anxious to be thought of as "good." She has difficulty setting limits with the children and tolerates abuse from other people.
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