Co-dependency: A Disease of Inequality?
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This article is an attempt to review various approaches towards co-dependency including pathologising characteristics associated with women as a social entity. A critique from feminist perspective, role of unequal distribution of power and resources is discussed alongside the power strategies of control exercised in intimate heterosexual relationships. As co-dependency has been observed to promote an identity based on powerlessness and co-dependency model increases separation from the family of origin rather than association, an empowerment approach to support the clients is discussed with implications for the future practice.