Three basic types of male codependency: the denial expert, the control addict, and the missing man. The denial expert is the man who has simply perfected the most obvious characteristic of both the addict and the codependent, namely, denial. For example… any man would drink if he had to live with her every day. The second kind of codependent man is… a control addict. Example: raised as a “hero child” with low functioning alcoholics up and down the block, it made perfect sense that (he) should control everything and everybody around (him). The last type of codependent man is the… missing man (who) has so surrendered himself to the authority of his alcoholic loved-one and his or her need to escape continuously through mind-altering substances that he no longer exists! Ask this man what his favorite color or food is and he will not know! Full article: http://www.treatment-centers.net/men-and-codependency.html
Self-worth comes from one thing:
thinking that you are worthy.