19+ Best Codependency Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Codependency is the situation in which one person helps to cause another person’s alcohol problem, drug addiction, etc. because they have a strong emotional need themselves. Profoundly inspirational codependency quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Codependency Quotes

In the future if my mother tries to shame me with her disapproval, I will let her know in no uncertain terms that I reject her and all of her codependent baggage. I am Codependent No More. — Susan Juby

Being codependent means that when you die, someone else’s life passes before your eyes. — Barbara Johnson

in all codependent relationships, the rescuer needs the victim as much as the victim needs the rescuer. — Barbara De Angelis

I gave three years of my life to take care of my dying mother who had Alzheimer’s disease. Being there for her every need for three years might have looked codependent but it wasn’t because it was what I wanted to do. — Melody Beattie

Even if the most important person in your world rejects you, you are still real, and you are still okay. — Melody Beattie

Tell me what you want, and then I’ll put in what I want… after I’m done with my codependent providing for you, I’ll get a little for me too. — Andy Richter

Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast. — Melody Beattie

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. — Bruce H. Lipton

Being married, I would say most relationships are pretty codependent in some ways. — Rene Russo

What’s a codependent? The answer’s easy. They’re some of the most loving, caring people I know. — Melody Beattie

It’s hard to give up the self-esteem connected to being codependent and appearing ‘right,’ which is probably a survival behavior learned from growing up in a crazy family. It feels like you will actually disappear. — Melody Beattie

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. — Melody Beattie

If you are alive and conscious, you are probably codependent. — Susan Juby

I’m obsessed with my cat. We have a really strong, really weird codependent, almost Bella/Edward relationship. I’m going to be a crazy cat lady one day, I’m sure. — Kristen Stewart

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. — Melody Beattie

Your whole being is involved in taking care of someone else, worrying about what they think of you, how they treat you, how you can make them treat you better. Right now everyone in the world seems to think that they are codependent and that they come from dysfunctional families. They call it codependency. I call it the human condition. — Cynthia Heimel

What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see. Perception, belief, action, and change are codependent. — John Paul Caponigro

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. — Melody Beattie

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. — Melody Beattie