Often describing someone who finds all their value as a human being in having a romantic relationship. If they are single, they feel like a total failure and therefore will put up with all kinds of possessive, unhealthy Mr/Ms. Wrongs to bolster their own self worth.

Often seen in high school sweethearts who date all the way through college and into mid-20s. Even though annoyed and bored with each other, they still refuse to break up because they can't stand being single.
Debbie said she always knew Jason wasn't 'the one', but still dated him for 7 years. She's as co-dependent as a barnacle.
by Shumado March 31, 2014
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Someone with a need to have a partner or a significant other in order for their lives to feel complete.
girl: i need a boyfriend, i'm worthless without one, i'm ugly
othergirl: you're so co-dependent
by utter_genius July 13, 2008
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Similar to helpy-helpington-ism. Tendency to offer unsolicited help to attendees of a Zoom session, even when logged in purely as a participant.
Unable to repress his co-host-dependency, he directed participants and answered questions as they entered the videochat, forcing the actual hosts and co-hosts to clarify and redirect. Zoomified, he muted his mic and turned off his camera.
by Jules.Sheehy April 05, 2021
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Any identity relying on one's ability to produce or achieve, but is often masked by the social acceptability that achievement provides.
Most people rely on co-dependent achievement identity when defining what it means to be successful.
by FLY Kelly November 24, 2020
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