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I am curious how many people here have sought treatment for

I am curious how many people here have sought treatment for codependency? I have been struggling the past few weeks with so many questions about whether or not this is an issue with me. I have touched on the subject once or twice with my therapist but it doesn't seem like she has any insight on it. We've discussed my family quite a few times at length and it's almost as if she sits there dumbfounded. She's asked me twice "How I have managed to survive my childhood". My reason for asking is this. Everyone in my family besides me are all very bad alcoholics. Both of my parents died from it and so have multiple other family members. My one sister is completely lost to me because of it and my other, although an alcoholic, is "functioning". She is the mother of my Niece that just passed. I am speechless at the whole way this situation has been handled. My Niece was a drinker as well. However not in the category as the rest of my family. She was kindhearted and sweet. Honestly I never ever even knew she had a problem until she ended up in the hospital a few weeks ago. My Sister, her mother, never came into the hospital to see her. She sent me in her place. I went everyday and I was the one who was there when they took her off life support. I went to the funeral home. I am doing the stuff for the memorial. I made several memorial things at the funeral home (I am a mortician part time) in an attempt to give them to my sister. She told me she does not want them. She will not allow me to speak to anyone about her or how she died or the memorial service this weekend. Now that the hospital ordeal is over, she is barely speaking to me at all. I am extremely hurt and bewildered by this. It's not grief. It's like.. I'm ignoring the problem. They are also angry with me because I moved her from one hospital to the one I work at so I could have a say in her treatment. Again.. They gave zero input at the time. Everyone is telling me I shouldn't have gotten involved. It wasn't my problem. Nor is the fact that they refuse to have a decent service for her. I whole heartedly disagree. But is this co-dependent behavior on my part? Sorry this was so long.

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Oct 11

@CL061 And that is what I would like to try to do

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[15845]
Oct 11

@Cindysmilesagain I will look for the adult children group! Thank you!

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Oct 11

@CL061 It could be. It could be she just couldn't handle it emotionally and she ran away. I don't drink. And even though everyone around me does and always has.. I can't say I am any closer to understanding their minds. It's just not my mindset.

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