Useful Links On Codependency

The following is a list of websites that I personally found useful when researching codependency. Their inclusion on the list is not an endorsement of the quality of information contained at these sites or the services offered by their owners/contributors. Please read the terms of use before visiting any of the websites listed here.

Co-Narcissism: How We Accommodate to Narcissistic Parents

Alan Rappoport describes the term “co-narcissism” as those who “adapted to life with narcissistic people”, A.K.A. “people pleasers”. Interestingly Rappoport describes that a co-narcissist can display narcissistic and co-narcissistic behaviour in different settings/relationships as a result of the narcissistic exposure they have had in early childhood.

Co-dependents Anonymous – US

The organisation offers support to Codependents through organised meetings and literature. They follow The Twelve Step program and have Twelve Traditions. The site describes the patterns and characteristics of codependency.

Co-dependents Anonymous – UK

The UK branch of Co-Dependents Anonymous. Lists meeting schedules but not all areas of the UK are covered.

National Mental Health Association – US

This US based site explains the origins of Codependency in dysfunctional families and the likely characteristics and behaviours of a Codependent.