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Codependent After All, Jeanne Marie (Book Excerpt, 2013)

Women Who Think Too Much by Jeanne Marie

What is my definition of feminine codependency?

Codependent is what women become when we take care of everyone but ourselves.

We allow men to tell us who we are, what we are and how we feel.

We dump our individuality and we cease to exist beyond what we mean to him.

We put our lives on hold while we wait for him to behappy, so we can be happy.

We don’t ask for what we need.

We simply hope that our man knows what we need and when it appearsthat a man we love delivers what we need and he knows what is best for us, we grab on to the life preserver his outstretched hands offer, and we never, ever let go.

When the life preserverturns into an anchor that is pulling us under, we blame ourselves and we become emotional contortionists, twisting and turning ourselves inside out to…

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