Universal Journal of Psychology Vol. 1(4), pp. 158 - 162
DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2013.010402
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Symbiosis Problemsin Codependent Families

Ekaterina Raklova *
Candidate of Psychological Science, Innovative University of Eurasia, Pavlodar city


The means for correction of codependent individual states problem is considered in this article We believe that codependency is a dynamic form, so that it can be corrected. The level of codependent states of the individual may be reduced under the certain conditions. The article studies codependency as a condition that occurs in family members of alcoholics or people with other forms of addiction, which is often worse than the disease itself. Codependency can be compared to a symbiosis of an alcoholic and his/her family members, but this combination has a destructive tendency, not only for the "donor", but for all family members. Codependency is originally formed by humanitarian reasons, such as helping a drinker, but with the development of alcoholism the mechanism of codependency obtains the reverse vector. Experts’ fear is caused especially by the pattern of learned behaviors, feelings, and beliefs that make life troubled, effect adversely on people’s adaptation and lead to negative personality changes, problems of harmonious and comprehensive development. This defines codependency as a serious psychological, medical, educational and social problem.

Psychological Birth, State of Codependency, the Symptoms of Codependency, Addiction, Adaptation, Physical Health, Persecutor, Rescuer, Victim

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[1] Ekaterina Raklova , "Symbiosis Problemsin Codependent Families," Universal Journal of Psychology, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 158 - 162, 2013. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2013.010402.

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Ekaterina Raklova (2013). Symbiosis Problemsin Codependent Families. Universal Journal of Psychology, 1(4), 158 - 162. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2013.010402.