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.
My wife and my dear mother – I’m always torn between the two
There’s no keeping them both happy no matter what I do
I do my best to sympathize but then who thinks of me?
Is it any wonder I get cranky sometimes? It’s unfair as it could be.
No one guesses what I’m feeling – like I know they should
If they really cared about me it’s obvious they could
I take care of everything at home and try and keep the peace
Is it any wonderI sometimes look for a release!
The Codependent Son in Popular Culture
Johnny Cammareri: a man whose guiding force in life is his mother’s emotional manipulation. Cher plays her Academy Award winning role in our all time favourite Moonstruck.
Breaking Point – Aaron
This episode of 20/20 shows what can happen when someone who has been codependent in their behavior is pushed to an extreme.