This is the epitome of the mother wound showing up when you take others “stuff on” as though it's your job to fix, change, care for, rescue, solve etc… Codependency is another word for parentification.
Let me explain:
As a child, you grow up modelling your parents. This is NORMAL. It’s normal and healthy for any child’s needs or feelings to be met with a solution. You scape your knee and then Mom puts and bandaid on it and tells you you’re gonna be ok. You are scared of the