Codependent Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Barbara De Angelis” float=”none” width=”100%”]In all codependent relationships, the rescuer needs the victim as much as the victim needs the rescuer.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Barbara Johnson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Being codependent means that when you die, someone else’s life passes before your eyes.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Bruce H. Lipton” float=”none” width=”100%”]I learned again and again in my life, until you get your own act together, you’re not ready for Big Love. What you’re ready for is one of those codependent relationships where you desperately need a partner.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Cornel West” float=”none” width=”100%”]Addiction is the dominant form of a culture that suffers from a superficial spectacle and celebrity connectivity at its center. It’s a form of spiritual emptiness.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Criss Jami” float=”none” width=”100%”]An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”David Stafford” float=”none” width=”100%”]But codependency is inappropriate, over-the-top loyalty, caring and supportiveness.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”David W. Earle” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is one thing to know about your dysfunctional habits but quite another to change them.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Glennon Doyle Melton” float=”none” width=”100%”]Addiction is just a little hiding place where sensitive people can go so we don’t have to be touched by love or pain.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jean Kilbourne” float=”none” width=”100%”]Addiction begins with the hope that something ‘out there’ can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Melody Beattie” float=”none” width=”100%”]A codependent person is one who has let another person’s behavior affect him or her, and who is obsessed with controlling that person’s behavior.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Melody Beattie” float=”none” width=”100%”]Codependency is about normal behaviors taken too far. It’s about crossing lines.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Melody Beattie” float=”none” width=”100%”]Codependents are reactionaries. They overreact. They under-react. But rarely do they act. They react to the problems, pains, lives, and behaviors of others. They react to their own problems, pains, and behaviors.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Melody Beattie” float=”none” width=”100%”]Even if the most important person in your world rejects you, you are still real, and you are still okay.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Melody Beattie” float=”none” width=”100%”]What’s a codependent? The answer’s easy. They’re some of the most loving, caring people I know.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”P.A. Speers” float=”none” width=”100%”]There’s always something in it for the person who is allowing to be taken advantage of.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Patrick Carnes” float=”none” width=”100%”]Addiction is a relationship, a pathological relationship in which obsession replaces people.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Stephen King” float=”none” width=”100%”]When a codependent is drowning, somebody else’s life flashes before his eyes.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Wendell Berry” float=”none” width=”100%”]People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their families and their neighbors. It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other.[/wpsm_quote]