Understanding co-dependency is the path to emotional, psychological, spiritual and social independence. If you do not understand the principles of co-dependency, chances are that you are enabling an addict to remain an addict, or are in an unhealthy relationship.
There are many definitions used to talk about co-dependency today. The original concept of co-dependency was developed to acknowledge the responses and behaviours people develop from living with an alcoholic or substance abuser. A number of
attributes can be developed as a result of those conditions.
However, over the years, co-dependency has expanded into a definition which describes a dysfunctional pattern of living and problem solving developed during childhood by family rules.