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Are you too dependent on your partner?

Are you too dependent on your partner?

If you have turn out to be too dependent on that man or lady you are in a relationship with, attempt to free your self from their grip in the present day.

Kate Halim

It’s not unusual to rely on your companion whereas you are in a relationship but when you can’t make a transfer, categorical an opinion or keep round individuals for lengthy, then you may be dependent on your associate.

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When you are in love with somebody, you need to spend each second with your companion, however it may shortly spiral uncontrolled and be a explanation for concern if you develop into dependent on your associate with out having a lifetime of your personal.

One unhappy factor about being too dependent on your associate is that you will lose your id. It’s going to make you cease functioning independently inside your relationship. You overlook your self as a result of you need to do every thing attainable to please your associate.

If you usually are not cautious, love can flip into worry in your relationship. As an alternative of loving your associate, you may instantly develop into afraid of dropping them. When worry presides over a relationship, the connection turns into damaging and drains you each.

People who find themselves dependent on their companions discover it arduous to spend time alone. Discovering your self head over heels in love is among the greatest emotions on the planet. It’s so addictive that you need to spend each second of on a regular basis with the person who’s making you so glad. Sadly, as soon as that part wears off, you need to face the truth that spending a while aside is what will give your relationship longevity.

Create a while for your self. Go get your hair carried out, loosen up at a spa, hang around with buddies, no matter you used to do alone, begin doing that once more. You want to give your companion an opportunity to overlook you and there’s no higher means to try this than having fun with a while alone.

If you have alienated your self from household and pals, you are relying too a lot on your associate. You haven’t seen your family and friends in so lengthy that you have virtually forgotten what they seem like. Alienation whereas in a relationship is a significant issue which may injury your relationship with household and pals.

It is advisable perceive that your household and buddies liked you, supported you and have been there for you lengthy earlier than you have been in a relationship, so it’s completely egocentric to only disappear as a result of you are in love. Moreover, if your companion is encouraging you to keep away from your family and friends, they could be alienating you for future abuse.

Have you given up your pursuits and hobbies? Do you keep in mind when you used to truly have hobbies and pursuits outdoors these you share with your associate? If you are having hassle recalling that point, then you are undoubtedly too dependent.

It’s high-quality to do issues collectively, however you shouldn’t abandon issues that you loved doing as a result of you occur to be in a relationship. To not rain on your parade, but when your relationship have been to finish, these pursuits and hobbies you have deserted might assist you get via it.

Oftentimes, when you are too dependent on your associate, you brush critical points beneath the rug. You may be concerned with a cheat, a narcissist, an alcoholic, or an emotional abuser, but you proceed to stick with them and hurting your self. You favor  staying in an sad relationship to going by means of the ache of separation.

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If you bend to your associate’s will at each flip even when you don’t agree with what your companion is presenting, you have turn out to be dependent. This behaviour units a nasty tone that permits your associate to assume that they will do/say no matter and you will all the time allow them to get away with it.

Being a doormat isn’t the best way to an enduring relationship, regardless of what you might imagine. The respect degree that your companion ought to have for you is diminished as a result of you by no means get up for your opinions. Many Nigerian ladies want to talk up and cease being pushovers to their companions and husbands once they have one thing to say.

No matter how joyful you are in your relationship and the way superb your associate is, you spend each waking second terrified that your relationship may come to an finish. You’re frightened that you might do one thing they do like, or not do sufficient or worry that they’re looking for somebody higher.

When you worry dropping your companion, you put in double efforts to make them keep. It’s both you conform to your companion’s needs, or you change. You may even use guilt as a software to cease them from leaving. It’s so dangerous that when you consider separation, you really feel as if it’s the top of the world and the top of your life.

If you can’t and gained’t make any selections until you run them by your companion first, you are relying too a lot on them. What you put on, what you eat, how you ought to deal with a state of affairs, all of those selections and lots of extra can’t be answered till you ask your companion for his or her enter.

If you have been made to really feel that you need to verify with your associate earlier than you make any choice then you ought to tackle the difficulty head on, but when you are the one who insists that you ask them first, you want to seek out out why.

Typically, all of us need to really feel just like the individuals we love approve of our decisions sooner or later in our lives, however the approval of others ought to by no means drive your intentions particularly in your relationship.

That is an unhealthy behaviour and ought to be addressed as quickly as attainable as a result of wanting your companion’s approval and needing it are two utterly various things. You might want to ask your self why their enter on all of your life’s selections issues a lot and why you don’t assume you can perform until they wholeheartedly approve.

It’s pure for companions to satisfy one another’s wants. Nevertheless, it’s unhealthy when you make sacrifices with out getting a lot in return. There shall be an imbalance within the relationship, and that always creates issues.

If you are dependent on your companion, you put all of the blames upon your self when your associate is upset, regardless if it truly has something to do with you or not. Whether or not it’s work-related, household points or a dispute with pals, you take it upon your self to place all of your associate’s issues on your shoulders.

Discovering out why you really feel the necessity to place the blame on your self is a a lot deeper challenge that doubtless comes from an awesome have to please, not considering you are ok and worry that your relationship is in jeopardy if you don’t settle for duty for your associate’s points.

If you don’t acknowledge your self anymore, you have turn into too dependent on your associate. Check out your self within the mirror and mirror on who you are in the mean time and the alternatives you are making. If you don’t acknowledge the individual you see staring again at you, it signifies that you have misplaced your self-identity.

A couple of modifications are anticipated when you get into a brand new relationship, however utterly altering who you are is a critical challenge. Whether or not you are inspired by your companion or your self to vary every little thing about you, you want to know that doing so gained’t make the connection final any longer than it’s presupposed to.

Being and investing in your associate’s life is nice, however everybody has to have their very own life. If you have develop into too dependent on that man or lady you are in a relationship with, attempt to free your self from their grip at this time.

It is advisable to refocus your power on your personal life, what your objectives, passions and aspirations are. You have to additionally give your associate an opportunity to dedicate as a lot time and power into you as you do with them, in any other case you will find yourself being abused.

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Pricey Kate, I’m impressed that you suggested couples with marital points to not go to spiritual leaders for assist. You’re proper; they’ve means of creating issues worse. My story is a tragic one. A feminine pastor suggested my spouse to go away me after we sought her counsel.  She suggested my spouse wrongly and she or he left me, she now lives in one other state. Please maintain your flag flying.


It’s appalling that an single lady who doesn’t know something concerning the challenges dealing with couples in marriages dishes out satanic recommendation to married couples each week. If couples don’t go to their pastors once they have marital disaster, the place ought to they go? You don’t need individuals to interrupt free from your unholy maintain in order that you can proceed to show ladies towards their husbands. Jezebel, go and get married.

-Obinna, Aba

Pricey Kate, actually I’ve to thank you immensely for your write-ups each Saturday regarding relationships. The issues you write make a number of which means and I need to confess I’ve discovered many issues from you. Don’t be distracted by some parts calling you names. I want to state that you have gained a disciple by way of your pen and have touched so many couples. Properly carried out, proceed the great work. 

-Ezinna Vitus Nwosu, Ojo Alaba

I actually respect what you are doing with your write ups. I really like final week’s article as a result of it was direct, straight to the purpose and educative. Please stick with it and don’t let these males who hate the reality get at you. 

-Ann Matilda, Ogun

I’ve adopted your articles for months now and I need to say you have a approach with phrases. Regardless that you might sound forceful typically, you inform the reality. You write from the guts, you don’t sugarcoat issues and you all the time have the curiosity of girls at coronary heart. I respect what you do. I’m studying from you find out how to deal with my spouse nicely and I need to say that issues are getting higher between us. Thank you for not giving up on your mission regardless of the assaults you get each week.

-Samuel, Abuja

Your preposition that each one spiritual marriage counselors ought to be prevented is an error, and really deceptive. There might have been some counseling errors right here and there, however to generalize is a grave error of judgment on your half. Will probably be troublesome for a born once more Christian marriage counselor to intentionally mislead individuals. Are you not conscious that many marriage issues are demonically manipulated? In that case, no skilled strategy will remedy the issue. 

-Pst Chukwuka Ekeoma, Onitsha