Is it the same as an enabler, a codependent, a people pleaser, a control geek? Or is it someone who loves someone so much they forfeit their peace of mind to try and fix that person? In time, and with the help of a 12-Step support group, the co-addict will learn the addict is always in control.

If you’re ready to reclaim your peace of mind, then join me in taking the first step by admitting we are powerless over others. Our lives have become unmanageable. Together, we can trust our Higher Power to restore us to sanity. And the third step is the action step making the decision to turn our codependent behaviors (and the loved ones we so desperately want to fix) over to the care of God.