Codependant and Abusive Relationship

by Confused Lady

I am in an abusive relationship, and I'm pretty sure that I’ m codependent, because I set boundaries, but don’t stick to them. Then I feel resentful towards my partner and angry with myself.

I don’t know if my partner is codependent, but he ticked off more codependency boxes than I did. Is it normal to be confused about this or am I in denial of my own codependency?


If I am interpreting your question correctly, it seems that you know you are codependent so you're not in denial, but because your partner ticked off more codependency responses than you did, you’re confused.

It is not uncommon for two people in a relationship to be codependent and that seems to be the case in your situation.


Click here to read or post comments

Return to Addiction Questions - Addiction Answers.

Share this page:

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

For powerful Self-help & PERSONAL GROWTH Tips

Click to Sign-In


For Recent articles


6 Bullet-proof Ways to Unmuddle Your Life

Key Reminders When You Say You're Not Good Enough!

Why Forgive ~ When you have every reason not to

Simple Steps to Rid Yourself of Toxic People


Bev Helped Me

Your humor, understanding & insight into my problems helped me beyond my wildest dreams
~ Luella J. NYC

I'm So Grateful

Now I can see how my dysfunctional family members won't change, but the way I handle them certainly has. So Grateful.
~ Steve W. Tokyo

Thank You

Thank you for being there, for guiding us in the right direction and helping us understand and renew a relationship with our daughter. No words can express our gratitude.
~ J.C San Antonio

What A Difference!

You have made a huge difference in my life. I can't thank you enough.
~J.B. Vancouver,B.C

I'm Speechless

I don't seem to find the words that would do justice to all that you have helped me deal with.
~P.L. Sydney, Au

Have a question? Here's where you ask.

Change your thinking and untangle your life!!

Test your dysfunctional thinking