Family dynamics[ edit ] In the dysfunctional family the child learns to become attuned to the parent's needs and feelings instead of the other way around. A parent can, nevertheless, be codependent toward their own children if the caretaking or parental sacrifice reaches unhealthy or destructive levels.
Children of codependent parents who ignore or negate their own feelings may become codependent. Recovery and prognosis[ edit ] Not all mental health professionals agree about standard methods of treatment.
The caregiver may only require assertiveness skills and the ability to place responsibility for the addiction on the other. For example, some may choose cognitive-behavioral psychotherapysometimes accompanied by chemical therapy for accompanying depression.
Sometimes an individual can, in attempts to recover from codependency, go from http://rectoria.unal.edu.co/uploads/tx_fhdebug/american-indian-dating-sites/rambler-dating.php overly passive or overly giving to being overly aggressive or excessively selfish. There is no evidence that codependence is caused by a disease process. Responsibility for relationships with others needs to coexist with responsibility to self.]