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Where You End and I Begin: Perspectives on Co-Dependence and Boundary Setting By Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW

In the previous article entitled Co-Depen-DANCE, I introduced the idea that co-dependence is a learned set of ideas and behaviors that center around our relationships with others, as well as with the woman or man in the mirror. It impacts the ways in which we move through life and it has evolved from beliefs that we hold on to that really hold on to us. 

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Co-Depen-DANCE By Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW

“My name is Edie and I’m co-dependent.” These are the words I spoke in CODA meetings for six years, from 1992 to 1998. Unlike many who sat in the rooms, I am not the child of alcoholics or addicts. My parents created a nurturing environment in our home, with a loving and intact marriage for nearly 52 years when my father died in 2008. My mother joined him in 2010. There was no abuse, nary a harsh word spoken between any of us. They provided food, shelter, clothing, toys, books and vacations. Both of them worked outside the home and volunteered in the community. We were an affectionate bunch, with plenty of aunts, uncles, cousins and, in the early years of my life, both grandmothers, showering my sister and me with attention. 

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