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Popular definitions of codependence are so broad that Jesus would be classified as codependent.
I prefer to think of codependent relationships as a specific type of dysfunctional helping relationship.
Codependent and Unhealthy Helping Mindtraps Personality and Relationships Made In Codependence Hell Parents of Grads, Beware of the Enabling Zone What you describe is enabling - one aspect of codependency.
I refer to the differences between healthy caregiving and codependent caretaking in Codependency for Dummies. In fact, all addicts, including many single people, are codependents and also the one receiving help.
The latter is compulsive and arises out of shame, fear, and low self-esteem - deep feelings of unlovability, compensated for by being needed. Both are driven by shame, though the recipient feels loved receiving and the other giving. Both feel unworthy underneath and end up resentful.
More on codependency and enabling at Darlene Lancer, MFT Thanks for sharing.