About Codependency

What is Codependency

At CoDA, we offer no definition or diagnostic criterion for codependence. What we do offer is a list of patterns and characteristics as a tool to aid in self evaluation. CoDA has also developed a set of Tools for Recovery that assist Newcomers looking for more information on codependence.

Patterns and Characteristics

Self-evaluation is an important part of recovery.  Here are some examples of behaviors that codependents may exhibit.

Denial Patterns:

Low Self Esteem Patterns:

Compliance Patterns:

Control Patterns:

Avoidance Patterns:

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