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In the classic cases of co-dependency, there is a one-sided relationship which enables one party to keep up their addictive or other destructive behaviour, whatever it may be.

Which has always raised a question in my mind of what do addicts and non-addicts see in each other anyway? Would it not make so much more sense for, say, two alcoholics to meet and to fall in love and to proceed to drink themselves to death in a manner of their choosing?

Would that not at least simplify matters to some extent?