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Codependency Quiz

Have you ever felt like you are addicted to helping? Do you feel the need to be needed? If you are the parent of an addicted child and feel that you are consumed with trying to help them, you may be codependent. Codependent parents of addicted adults typically suffer from many of the same struggles that their children do.

Fortunately, there are things that you can do so that you can live a happy, empowered life and ultimately be the best possible parent. That’s why The Tree House Recovery National Family Program offers support to mothers of addicts as well as the families of addicts. The first step is recognizing the signs using the free codependency quiz below.

Directions: Answer as honestly as you can. When you have finished the quiz, simply enter your email and click the Submit button. You’ll get your results right away.

Many good feelings about who I am rely on being liked by others

Many good feelings about who I am come from getting approval from others

The struggles of others don't affect my ability to feel calm.

I am more likely to dedicate mental energy to solving my own problems before other peoples' problems

A lot of my mental energy is focused on other people

I have a tendency to dedicate mental attention to protecting other people

I have manipulated others to do things when I know it's what's best for them

My self-esteem increases when I solve other people's problems

My self-esteem increases when I reduce other people's pain

I have a tendency to put my own hobbies/interests aside so that I can spend more time with someone and absorb their hobbies/interests

When I care for someone, their clothing and personal appearance are a reflection of me

When I care for someone, their behavior is dictated by me, and I feel that they are a reflection on me

I am not aware of how I feel, I am aware of how you feel

Dreams I have of my future are linked to a specific person

My fear of rejection determines what I say or do

My fear of your anger determines what I say or do

I lavish gifts and favors on those I care about

My social circles decreases because I involve myself with you more

I sometimes put my values aside in order to connect with someone

I value your opinion and way of doing things more than my own

The quality of my life exists in relation to the quality of yours