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#7: Codependency

The Definition:

codependency : a psychological condition or a relationship in which a person is controlled or manipulated by another who is affected with a pathological condition (as an addiction to alcohol or heroin); broadly : dependence on the needs of or control by another

Editor's Note:

"Psychological terms can be challenging to define when they've entered mainstream use or 'pop psychology.' Such is the case with codependency, and this definition nicely covers both the specific and more generalized uses of the word."

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