In Western culture, codependency is a virtual epidemic, and it’s not just women who experience it: 40 million Americans are considered codependent. But certain factors make this an especially common phenomenon among women. If you’ve started to notice patterns of particularly unequal and draining relationships...

It might start with heart palpitations. Then, it becomes the deafening sound of your thoughts or the blood booming between your ears. Suddenly, you find yourself having a hard time breathing. If you’ve ever experienced anxiety to the point that it’s overpowering your ability to...