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carryCompassion is the ability to feel someone else's pain as if it were your own. When you feel compassion, you care deeply.

Codependency is compassion with mistaken ownership. A compassionate person can still function while someone they care about is hurting. A codependent can't. A codependent takes care of others to their own detriment.

To this point, a wise friend shared a reminder from her hubby.

  • Care, but don't carry.

I recorded a humerous song about being a Codependent Fool who cares AND carries.

If the shoe fits, change it! It looks like great fun in the picture, but when it's compulsive, it's destructive. 

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