Is codependence insidiously impacting your life?
A local counselor describes enabling as:
A behavior that’s used to ease relationship tension caused by one partner’s problematic habits. Enabling behavior, which is rarely seen in healthy relationships, includes bailing your partner out, repeatedly giving him or her another chance, ignoring the problem, accepting excuses, always being the one trying to fix the problem, or constantly coming to the rescue.
When you cannot change another, you either remain codependent or you must find the courage to step away, perhaps forever.
PS. Ignoring behaviors/habits and accepting excuses are the ones that hit home hardest for me.
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