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The Trap of Co-Dependency in Relationships

Aug 17, 2007
Co-Dependency could mean various things. However, in a relationship this could be devastating to the inner workings. Being dependent on each other is not a horrible idea. Nevertheless, when it becomes a struggle to have independent thoughts and ideas it is time to seek help.

Every relationship has its ups and downs. It is vital to understand these problems to have a successful and meaningful relationship. When each person in the couple has extra baggage it could damage a wonderful connection. A co-dependency could have unforeseen consequences. An important step is to relieve the problems that arise from this.

When an individual comes into a new relationship with a person that is also co-dependent they feel like they are connected as one. All relationships should feel connected, however each people needs to be able to function independently as well. This is vital to the well-being of the couple as well as any children involved. Co-dependent behavior is learned and taught. Each person needs to have a sense of independence for their children's future. They could grow into the same problems and missteps as their parents.

Co-dependents begin by one not being happy with their financial situation or their appearance. They could look to the other for guidance. As they do, they may not believe what the other person may say. It is a vicious cycle that cannot be broken. When two people of this magnitude are together, the cycle keeps growing and growing. It is vital for a healthy and happy existence together to seek help for this problem. An individual may feel depressed all the time. They are looking for acceptance in their partner.

This type of togetherness can be harmful and damaging for the couple as well as their family. When a person is completely dependent on another and that individual leaves voluntarily or by force they will be lost. They will not be able to cope with any situations and they will fall apart.

This method will hinder any other relationships in their life. It could even be a huge problem when going to a store, visiting a doctor or any other daily life routine.

If an individual is experiencing a co-dependent relationship it is vital to seek help immediately. It is important for the well-being of everyone involved that this kind of relationship is not continued. An individual can be happy and healthy in their own mind without the constant need for acceptance. It is nice to hear comments and suggestions for a person's significant other, but when this turns into a constant need it is important to break the chain. Everyone craves acceptance. However, an individual should have a happy balance between a requirement and a desire.
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