Here is the beginning of the article that will be published in a few days on eZines.
Sometimes we help others when they could and should help themselves. That is co-dependent behavior. Of course there are varying circumstances, different situations, I am really not referring to something like helping someone with a flat tire or babysitting or something of that nature, I am referring to situations of an emotional level.
We can’t be responsible for another persons happiness, a persons happiness is up to them. Just as you can’t be held responsible for my happiness; I can’t be held responsible for yours.