The word “codependency” gets thrown around these days very liberally. This one simple word can mean a lot of different things to people and even to therapists.
Use the following questions to determine if your relationship involves codependency:
Does your sense of purpose involve making sacrifices to satisfy your partner's needs?
Is it difficult to say no when your partner makes requests of you? Are you able to ask for help from them?
Do you constantly worry about your partner’s happiness, about being abandoned or them cheating?
Do you keep quiet to avoid arguments?
Do you worry about what other people think and/or often take things personally?