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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.


n codependencia
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Al-Anon Family Groups and Nar-Anon are probably the best known of these 12-step groups, but help is out there for adult children of alcoholics, codependents, co-sex addicts and many others.
In Brother/Sister: The Codependents, Macomber renders two young deer in hooded tunics in front of a stand of leafless trees.
And of course, many codependents are stuck where they are as a result of some type of abuse from their past, whether physical, sexual and/or emotional.
These three, along with many others, have found a kind of salvation in Codependents Anonymous.
In the end, she goes to Codependents Anonymous (CODA) while he, terminally "in denial," goes from bad to worse.
Twenty publishers turned down Beattie's book proposal ("It's a good idea, but we don't think there's that many codependents out there," they wrote back), before Hazelden accepted the proposal.
For example, the word codependent has a variety of different meanings to different people.