I was diagnosed a few years back with OCD, although I've been affected by it most of my life. I was told recently, by my counselor, that I am codependent. I'm really not sure what the clinical definition of this is, but I don't see it in me. The reason for his saying that is that I'm constantly "running" my husband's life. It's not that I want to control him and/or prevent him from making his own decisions; it's more that I like things organized, scheduled, planned, systematic...that's the OCD (or I believe it is). When he gets up in the morning, I always ask him if he took his vitamins, did he work out, did you read your Bible...yes, I realize, it's like I'm treating him like a kid. I just have a thing about order. I once posted schedules in each room of the house for the kids...Bathroom: wash hands, wash face, brush teeth, fix hair, take medicine...methodical. I have no question that it's OCD, but COULD I be codependent, too? I need to understand this.
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