Codependency is sometimes considered a "love addiction," and like other addictions, it can be overcome with a 12 step program:
Admit that you are powerless over other people, and know you can't change their behaviors and feelings
Believe that a greater power can help you get better
Make a decision to turn your life over to a greater power
Take a thorough moral inventory of yourself
Admit your wrongs and shortcomings
Prepare your to heal from your shortcomings
Ask a higher power to help you heal
Create a list of everyone who may have been negatively affected by your behavior and be willing to make amends
Make amends with whom you affected whenever possible
Continued to be conscious of your ongoing codependent behavior
Continue the quest for knowledge, improvement, and healing.
Awaken to yourself and your behavior, and strive to help others heal and practice the principles you learned
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