Narcissism and Codependency : The love addiction

Great article!

Dr Nicholas Jenner

Among my patient group (and circle of friends), there are people who continually allow others to take advantage of them, continue to give and stay in very toxic relationships. They attempt to make themselves indispensable for their partners (and everyone else) and become the local and family martyr. They are the codependents who keep on giving. It is also very often the case that these people are either in or have been in a relationship with someone who has narcissist tendencies. In fact there are studies that suggest that they might even seek out such types.

There is a dance in codependency that involves the intimate relationship between codependents and narcissistic types. Codependents lack a healthy relationship with self. They are prone to put others first before their own needs. This is unhealthy.

Narcissists also have an unhealthy relationship with self. They put themselves above all else. They use others…

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6 thoughts on “Narcissism and Codependency : The love addiction

  1. sonofabeach96 says:

    Boy did my mom put her needs before anyone elses, including her only child’s. still tries go do it to me now. I’ve stopped letting her. And I put my wife’s and my kids needs WAY before mine, but not out of codependency, I don’t think. I do it out of love and and sense of responsibility to them. Am I in denial still? Have I been conditioned to give? Am I still codependent in a way? I don’t really know.

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