Codependency: What Being Addicted to Someone Means


Codependency is sometimes referred to as relationship addiction. It may not be the easiest to define so here are three definitions, which are a mix and match from what I found online:

A psychological condition or a relationship in which a person is controlled or manipulated by another who is affected with a pathological condition — typically narcissism or addiction. 

In broader terms, codependency is also defined as “an emotional, psychological, and behavioral condition that develops as a result of an individual’s prolonged exposure to, and practice of, a set of oppressive rules.” 

Are You Raising Nice Kids? 5 Ways To Raise Them To Be Kind

kids-playing nicely

Earlier this year, I wrote about teaching empathy, and whether you are a parent who does so. The idea behind it is from Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, who runs theMaking Caring Common project, aimed to help teach kids to be kind.