Symptoms of codependency Find no satisfaction or happiness in life outside of doing things for the other person. Stay in the relationship even if they are aware that their partner does hurtful things. Do anything to please and satisfy their enabler no matter what the expense to themselves.
How are codependents toxic?
It creates problems in relationships as it causes people to become uncomfortable with themselves. Many codependent people have low self-esteem and struggle to think well of themselves. As a result, they often enter into destructive relationships that are abusive or otherwise unfulfilling.
What is unhealthy codependency?
Codependent relationships signify a degree of unhealthy clinginess, where one person doesnt have self-sufficiency or autonomy, says Scott Wetzler, PhD, psychology division chief at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. One or both parties depend on their loved ones for fulfillment. Anyone can become codependent.