I have a friend who says her codependency will kill her before her alcoholism. I am so codependent that when I do, I’m afraid someone else’s life will flash before my eyes.
I am completely consumed by a dear friend’s terminal illness. I don’t like the way his caregiver is handling his care. I desperately want to jump in and tell his caregiver how to do things because in my spare time – when I’m not leaping tall buildings in a single bound – I am an oncologist, a child psychologist, pain-management specialist and super-model.
That’s how sick I am. I have the best intentions but my execution is a little off. It is obsessive caretaking. We form one-sided relationships with people who need care – such as my friend, who has cancer. The caretaking becomes compulsive and pathological.