(The first post in this series is here: About the Introject )
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What I think co-dependency is:
Co-dependency is an addiction that I have used in place of my dependence on God. When I relate to people in a co-dependent way, I am shifting my dependence – from God – to other people. I’m using other people’s admiration of me to soothe my ‘introject’, ( see this post: About the Introject ) instead of getting this soothing directly from God Himself. It seems easier to turn to people rather than toward God. Reaching out to things in this physical world is much easier than having to reach toward the spiritual One who’s big enough to fix anything. But it takes more effort to try to reach for the spiritual world, you have to stretch more to make this connection.
The next post in this series is here: Other Addictions That Have Been Removed or Modified: (Exodus 20:2-4)