Post by Susan Peabody on Jan 3, 2010 1:28:52 GMT -8
Are you codependent? If so start your own thread about your own kind of codependent behavior.
The codependent love addict is a perfect combination of a personality disorder combined with abnormal behavior. The codependency comes first (separation anxiety/attachment disorder) followed by addictive behavior (obsessive attempts to stay in touch with the POA).
Codependent Love Addicts
CLAs are the most widely recognized. They fit a pretty standard profile. Most of them suffer from low self-esteem and have a certain predictable way of thinking, feeling and behaving. This means that from a place of insecurity and low self-esteem, they try desperately to hold on to the people they are addicted to using codependent behavior. This includes enabling, rescuing, caretaking, passive-aggressive controlling, and accepting neglect or abuse. In general, CLAs will do anything to “take care” of their partners in the hope that they will not leave—or that someday they will reciprocate.