Tell Me About … Codependency/Inter-dependency
February 16 @ 12:00 pm - February 29 @ 12:00 pm
In psychological terms, “Co-dependency is a behavioral condition in a relationship where one person enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement. Among the core characteristics of codependency is an excessive reliance on other people for approval and a sense of identity.” ~ Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codepende)
While co-dependency commonly refers to the above condition, it can also be seen simply as feeling of being dependent on the other person either emotionally or physically. This could be because of a (temporary) illness, or ageing but may also be due to a lifestyle choice, such as a power exchange, where you have agreed to be reliant to some degree or another on each other for certain things. Codependency doesn’t necessarily have to be a negative thing.
To what extent are you dependent on each other emotionally, physically or socially, and how do you manage that within your relationship? Please note that this is a special collaborative topic so please also link your post to Wicked Wednesday (22-27 Feb) and Sex Bloggers for Mental Health (23-28 Feb).