Question: Can a codependent date another codependent?

Two codependents can get together because they both are trying to find love outside of themselves. But what will happen is that the person who is more selfish will become the narcissist in the relationship and the person who is more selfless will be the codependent.

Do codependents attract each other?

Very often, codependents attract a certain type. Used to giving and sacrificing, they naturally tend towards partners who like to take and receive anything that is on offer. Codependents tend to be with partners who have self-centered tendencies.

Can a codependent relationship change?

However, you cant change codependence alone. The other person must do their part as well to avoid codependence. The goal is to have an interdependent relationship in which both people give something to the relationship and also benefit from the relationship.

Can two codependents be friends?

When two friends are codependent, theyre overly reliant on each other to satisfy each of their needs. The taker may rely on the giver for emotional support, for example, while the giver may rely on the taker for a sense of importance and self-esteem.

How do you fix bad codependency?

Some healthy steps to healing your relationship from codependency include:Start being honest with yourself and your partner. Stop negative thinking. Dont take things personally. Take breaks. Consider counseling. Rely on peer support. Establish boundaries.19 Sep 2016

Can codependents act like narcissists?

Narcissism and codependency arent always opposites. The desire to feel needed is not that different from the desire to feel important. While many studies find lower rates of narcissism among people with codependency, some have actually found higher rates of narcissism among those with codependent traits.

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