Normal Behaviors Taken Too Far

Caring about people we love, feeling victimized when we’re betrayed, giving our all to people we love, or wanting to control people because we’re watching them destroy themselves and hurt us doesn’t mean we’re sick.  These are natural reactions.  Codependency is about normal behaviors taken too far.  It’s about crossing lines.

— Melody Beattie, The New Codependency, p. 5

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