Have you ever wondered why it feels so special to be in a relationship? We have this one person in our lives with whom we want to share everything with, but sometimes we don’t realise how our world revolves around them. Individuals who are unable to get satisfaction in their lives outside of their partner’s life; or have the tendency to support their partner by going out of their way or being with in-spite of their partner’s unhealthy behaviours tend to become the co-dependent in the relationship.
A co-dependent relationship signifies a degree of unhealthy clinginess where one person doesn’t have self-sufficiency or autonomy (Scott Wetzler). Research also suggests that individuals who have been neglected or who did not have much emotional connection with their parents in their teens are more likely to enter a co-dependent relationship.
7 characteristics of a co-dependent partner:
5 tips on overcoming co-dependency:
It is a wonderful feeling to be in a relationship and to be loved by someone special but at the end of the day you must not forget to take care of yourself as an individual.