When Codependents Get Nasty And Resistant To Therapy

Dr Nicholas Jenner

therapy_2681536bIt is wrong to assume that if codependency is identified as an issue, the person concerned is codependent with everyone in his or her life. There is usually only one or a number of people (or thing, e.g work, substances) but the typical behavior associated with codependents does not necessarily get projected on everybody. The “object” of codependency is usually a very strong (mostly negative) influence on their lives and all focus is placed there. They are very resistant to realising this as it often defines them as people. Their struggle is them.  Their “object” is their whole life and only by fixating on this, will they  get what they need.  Until a point of real awareness occurs, they will defend their object with all they have and even though they will incessantly complain about the “object”, on one else can. In fact, they can be fairly resistant and sometimes…

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