Obsessive dating behavior
People with this disorder are often experienced as rigid, controlling, and stubborn.* It is important to remember that everyone can exhibit some of these personality traits from time to time.
When we find it very difficult, if not impossible, to stop enabling behavior then it is time to look at the possibility of being "addicted to the outside." Read on to explore the stages of Codependency, aka "Addiction to the Outside" (of Self), and how these stages parallel the stages of addiction.
In the true sense of the word, to enable is to supply with the means, knowledge, or opportunity to be or do something -- to make feasible or possible.
In it's true form, then, Enabling behavior means something positive.
Often, they are unable to delegate tasks for fear that another person will not "get it right." Sometimes people with this disorder adopt a miserly style with both themselves and others.
Money is regarded as something that must be rigidly controlled in order to ward off future catastrophe.