Every Saturday night, my Grandpa tunes into pbs. He watches Lawrence Welk. Just as soon as it's over, "Keeping Up Appearances" comes on and Grandma joins him on the living room couch.
Every opportunity I have, I join them. Last Saturday as I watched Keeping Up, I noticed that Hyacinth -the main character, is the absolute opposite of co-dependent... and she drives me and everyone around her crazy.
I've had a hunch the past few months that some degree of co-dependency is actually healthy. To depend on mankind around us... to be aware of them and to risk making ourselves uncomfortable for their sake -it isn't all bad.
Knowing how to to toe the line between Turning the Other Cheek and Emotionally Healthy can definitely be tricky... at least for me.
So long as I find myself somewhere between a doormat and Hyacinth, I know I'll make it out all right. Should I ever end up like one or the other, THEN I'll be worried.