Have you been told you are “Co Dependent”? Did you grow up in a dysfunctional home ? Was there addiction in your home? Do you currently live with and an alcoholic or addict? If so, you may be co dependent. Counseling is an excellent place to examine how you are co dependent and what to do about it. Some of the traits of someone who is co dependent are: low self esteem, people pleasing, poor boundaries, reactivity, caretaking, controlling, dysfunctional communication, dependency, denial, problems with intimacy or painful emotions.