What is it about the codependent husband's incessant drive to please and obvious neediness that makes him a target for poor treatment?
How that "please-be-nice-to-me", try-hard neediness of the codependent wife can bring out the worst in their man.
Adult sons with codependent patterns often find themselves in turmoil, feeling neglected and unable to meet the needs of a parent and a wife.
What damage can it do when Dads need the emotional support of their children to cope?
When mothers rely on their children for emotional support, things turn ugly for themselves and the next generation.
Trapped by guilt and their own need to be needed, there is only harm on all sides when Codependent daughters pander to the needs of a demanding parent.