The codependent is understood to be a person who perpetuates the social or emotional dependence of someone close to them in a way that hampers independence. This can be done through direct control over the dependent person, by making excuses for their dysfunctional behavior or relieving them of the consequences of the dependence. It is also called enabling, which can have negative social and health consequences for both parties.
I am as Co-Dependent as they come. The classic symptoms of codependence are: clingy, controlling untrusting behavior, avoiding feelings, problems being intimate, excessive caretaking. Symptoms vary from person to person, but, are generally the same for every co-dependent. I work harder, so i don’t have to face The Problem (me).