Love, respect, and support are crucial to a healthy relationship and it is perfectly normal to want to feel that your partner has your back when you need his or her help. However, too much of everything leads to disastrous consequences and this includes dependence on your partner.
You have always been told to be yourself because, after all, it’s your personality that makes you one of a kind. Now what does that have to do with anything, you may ask? Excessive emotional dependency leaves no room for independence in a relationship and makes you lose yourself.
One of the signs of emotional dependency is neediness and feeling like you can’t live without your significant other, not necessarily because of “love” but because they validate your worth.