Are You in a Codependent Relationship? 10 Warning Signs

romeo-and-juliet-2360u3e1. You find it hard to watch TV when your partner is crying.

2. You’re pretty sure you’d care if your partner died.

3. You find that you often think about your partner when he or she’s not around.

4. You find that you care deeply about your partner even when he or she’s no longer useful to you.

5. You find that you care deeply about your partner even when he or she’s no longer fun.

6. You find that you often seem to care about your partner’s needs just as much as your own.

7. You find that you need your partner. And your partner seems to need you too.

8. It upsets you to see your partner upset.

9. You feel an overwhelming desire to take care of your partner when he or she’s sick.

10. You find yourself ready and willing to make sacrifices for your partner.

If you experience any of these symptoms for more than a week, seek professional help immediately!

—John Faithful Hamer, The Myth of the Fuckbuddy (2017)

About John Faithful Hamer

John Faithful Hamer is a college professor who still can't swim, drive, or pay his bills on time. His sense of direction is notoriously unreliable, yet he'd love to tell you where to go. His lack of practical skills is astounding, and his inability to fix things is renowned, yet he'd love to tell you what to do. His mismanagement of time is legendary, as is his inability to remember appointments, yet he fancies himself a philosopher and would love to tell you how to live. He wouldn't survive in a state of nature, of that we can be sure; but he's doing quite well in the big city, which has always been a refuge for the ridiculous, a haven for the helpless, and a friend to the frivolous.

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